Valen & Jette jewelry is handmade with care and a slight variations may exist between pieces. To increase the life span of your jewelry we suggest you avoid abrasive surfaces and harsh chemicals and remember to wear jewelry after you've applied make-up and perfume. It is also recommended that there is not contact with water. After each wear simply use a moist soft cloth and gently wipe the surface and store in a pouch or jewelry box. All styles require delicate handling.