To maintain the longevity of your brass and silver jewelry, avoid wearing in showers, pools, hot tubs, or any other body of water with harsh chemicals. Store your jewelry in an air tight bag when not in use. Always remove jewelry before applying lotions, perfumes, or hand soap. All of our items come with a sample polishing cloth. Use this cloth to maintain shine and luster and remove undesired tarnish. It is normal, and completely harmless for brass to cause slight skin discoloration. As the jewelry is worn, this will diminish over time due to the metal absorbing the oils in your skin, creating a nice, natural barrier on the metal. If any discoloration becomes bothersome, a coating of beeswax wherever the metal touches your skin will prevent oxidation. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive additional information on caring for your jewelry.