We recommend that you store your sterling silver jewelry in a cloth pouch, or in a separate compartment in your jewelry box, to protect the pieces from scratching. Put your jewelry on your body after applying hairspray or perfumes. You must never expose your jewelry to household chemicals or chlorinated water. These chemicals can do damage to the silver over time. Tarnish will build up on your sterling silver jewelry, especially on pieces that you don't wear often. This is easily removed with fine silver polish cloth that you can find at most hardware stores. Keep a cleaning cloth handy and before you wear your silver, rub it lightly with the cloth to remove any tarnish.