All KITSCH accessories are PLATED. The below are a few recommendations in extending the longevity of your jewelry items. Remember, anything plated will eventually turn with time and wear. Avoid swimming, sweating, lotions, sprays and high humidity. If you do find you spent some time in your jewelry where it was exposed to moisture immediately take a very damp cloth and gently wipe clean. Remove at night. Wipe jewelry with a clean dry cloth instead of chemicals because they can break down the plating.