We at Lapidary Arts Custom Jewelry know how much you love your jewelry, and enjoy wearing it on a daily basis. Most gemstones are sturdy, and can last forever (with the proper care). Remember, some stones are delicate, and require special treatment. Here are some tips and general guides for jewelry care. *To prevent any chemical or physical damage to gemstones or metal, avoid wearing your jewelry during household chores, gardening, or any rough physical activities. *Jewerly should be the last thing you put on when going out, and the first thing you take off when returning home. Remember that creams and lotions (as well as perfume and hairspray) can damage some types of jewelry, and can negatively affect some types of gemstones. *Don not wear your jewelry in swimming pools or spas. The mortar between the tiles contains corundum, which will scratch most any stone or precious metal. Chlorine may also cause a reaction to some metals, and will damage many gemstones. *We recommend that you have your jewelry cleaned on a regular basis by a professional. Your stones and prongs can be checked at the same time. This is a complementary service that we offer free of charge. *Store your jewelry carefully in fabric-lined boxes or special bags to keep them from scratching or damaging each other. These steps and general guidelines that are simple to follow. We believe that it will help keep your jewelry in the best state for you to enjoy. If you require any assistance or have any questions concerning jewelry care, do not hesitate to contact us at Lapidary Arts Custom Jewelry.