Silver and bronze naturally tarnish over time. To keep your jewelry bright and shiny, avoid storing in a moist environment (such as your bathroom), and polish with a polishing cloth when needed. Avoid pools, hot tubs and the ocean when wearing jewelry, as this can instantly make jewelry tarnish and can damage precious gemstones.
Regular care and maintenance will keep your handmade jewelry in great shape. Natural gemstones can chip or crack over time if not treated gently. I suggest putting all jewelry in a box when traveling and make sure to take off your jewelry when participating in sports or other activities that could damage your jewelry.