There are a few things you should know to maintain the fine quality of your jewelry: Keep your cherished piece away from water, moisture, lotions, and perfumes. When storing or traveling pack jewelry separately from other pieces. Natural tarnishing through oxidization could occur. To clean gold plated pieces, use a soft cloth or cotton ball with warm water (use mild soap only if necessary). Dry thoroughly. For cleaning sterling silver pieces apply a small amount of silver polish to a soft cloth and buff gently. Rinse in warm water and dry thoroughly.