If your piece contains silver, remember it is sterling and can tarnish. Tarnishing is a natural process caused by oxidation, and does not damage the silver. Tarnish can easily be removed by rubbing the piece gently with a soft, treated polishing cloth. Polishing cloths may be purchased from Bead Bijou (see below) or from a local jewelry store. Many department stores, including Target, also sell disposable polishing cloths. After polishing, rinse the jewelry with warm water and pat dry with a soft cloth.
Do not use tarnish-removing dips (or creams) on pieces that have decorative oxidation. For example, letter beads and Bali silver beads have oxidation in the grooves. Using dips may remove the tarnish that gives your piece dimension. Never use silver cleaners on pearls as they may lose their luster.
In addition, you should avoid wearing your bracelet while swimming, doing dishes, cleaning with chemicals, or anything else where the jewelry would come into contact with abrasive soaps or chemicals.
Sunshine Polishing Cloth
Soft, easy-to-use polishing cloth, which removes tarnish with special non-scratch micro-abrasives.
Sunshine Polishing Cloth is non-toxic and safely cleans gold, silver, brass, copper, and most other surfaces. It can be used repeatably, until cloth is completely darkened (do not wash).