It is important to keep your jewelry dry and clean. If you are able to store in an air tight container that always helps. To clean away dirt and oils, wash with mild soap, rinse well and dry thoroughly with a gentle cloth. To shine your pieces you can use a jewelry polishing cloth or Tarnex polishing solution. DO NOT submerge stones into Tarnex, it can etch or discolor your stone(s). We recommend removing your jewelry prior to exercising, swimming in chlorine or salt water and before applying lotions or tanning solutions. All of these can expedite the tarnishing process.