Seed and Soil Jewelry is durable and easy to wear. However, the following care guidelines will ensure that your jewelry stays in beautiful condition. All chains are either silver or gold plated, respectively, over brass. They are tarnish resistant. Frames are gold plated, silver plated, antiqued brass or raw brass. All metals wear well with proper care. Be sure not to wear your jewelry in water, such as showering or swimming, while exercising or any other prolonged exposure to moisture. Your jewelry should not be left in direct sunlight as this may distort the resin. If you need to clean your jewelry use a damp cloth and mild dish soap. We do sell polishing cloths, polishing your jewelry will help bring back that new shine.