Unless otherwise stated, items in Charista range are 925 sterling silver with silver, gold plated, or oxidized finish. Care should always be taken to protect the layer from being worn away or scratched. Storing your jewelry in individual, air-tight bags can help reduce or prevent it from tarnishing. Store it in a clean, dry place away from direct sun exposure and other atmospheric elements. Avoid your jewelry coming into contact with liquid and chemicals such as perfume, sea water, and body lotions.