Store your jewelry in the original packaging or a soft pouch to avoid scratches. Remove jewelry before washing hands, swimming, exercising, going in the ocean, bathing and/or applying products (e.g., perfume, hairspray, soap, or lotion), as this could harm the metal and reduce the life of the plating. Avoid hard contact (i.e., knocking against objects) that can scratch or chip the finish. If you would like to clean your jewelry use a damp, soft cloth and make sure to fully dry the piece before wearing. Please do not use harsh chemicals, including jewelry cleaners and polishing cloths, as this will affect the finish. Please follow these care instructions to ensure the life of your jewelry.