Each piece of Torchlight Jewelry is hand crafted with carefully selected minerals, gems, leather & reclaimed metal; as such, all of our jewelry requires special care. Avoid getting all jewelry wet to ensure it's durability. Certain metals can tarnish over time especially when exposed to chemicals, such as pool and sea water, hair spray, perfume and lotions. It's recommended to put your jewelry on last to minimize the contact with these chemicals. To clean your jewelry we recommend polishing gently with a polishing cloth which can be purchased through our website. Our brass jewelry is meant to tarnish over time and will need polishing occasionally. Recharge your crystals in the sun or full moon.