It is imperative to correctly care for each jewelry piece, in order to preserve it's life for generations to come.
Proper care starts at how jewelry is put on and taken off. The first rule of jewelry care is to have your jewelry be the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off. Do not bathe, swim, apply perfume, lotions or wash hands with jewelry on. Chemicals can damage the stones, leaving them lackluster and muted, and can scratch the silver, or apply a film over the metal, leaving it looking dull.
Do not perform heavy duty tasks, such as gardening, dishes, cleaning, sports or any other manual tasks while wearing rings or jewelry. Heavy handed use can crack stones, mar metal or break the settings.
In order to clean your jewelry, apply a polishing cloth to the metal and gently rub the piece to a shine. You can find sunshine cloths (my personal favorite) on Amazon. Avoid areas that are intentionally oxidized to ensure the look of your original piece. Beware of commercial cleaning solutions, as they can be hazardous to your health and damage the jewelry.
In order to prevent oxidation (tarnish), store jewelry pieces individually in a sealed bag, and keep in a safe box with low humidity.
Hope you enjoy your new jewels! With proper care, they can last forever!