The biggest killer of your pieces…MOISTURE! So, when getting all “dolled” up for a night out, work, whatever the occasion may be the golden rule #1 : accessories last! Your lotions, perfumes, sprays, liquid bronzers, and all that good stuff WILL affect your jewelry and speed up the tarnish process. It is helpful to actually give these beauty products some drying time after they are applied. Also, avoid water as much as possible to avoid tarnishing, rust, and pits. Whether it’s swimming, bathing, going to the gym, or washing your hands try to remember to remove it.