Even though Felíni jewelry handles normal daily use and handles water, there are ways to make sure it lasts long and stays shinier. Remove it before showering and bathing - or digging in the garden:) Store it in a soft dry place. Don't toss it together with other jewelry, that can scratch the gemstones. Polish the stones and metal with a soft cloth, no chemicals. Most metal is high-quality plated nickel-free brass, alloy, or copper, that still will tarnish, but with good care they last long. The cotton cord can be rewaxed with beeswax once in a while and it will last longer than leather. And if you are really into gemstones - there are ways to purify and re-energize them. At this point, I will ask you to google 'purifying gemstones'. but I might come back to this later.