While we feel that the best way to care for jewelry is simply to wear it, a few easy steps can help extend the life of your favorite pieces. Sterling silver benefits from usual wear—the oils on your skin help protect it from tarnishing. If your sterling silver is looking a little dull, a silver polishing cloth can quickly restore its shine. Pearls benefit from daily wear — however, care must be taken not to expose them to perspiration or cosmetics. If you need to clean your pearls, simply wipe them with a soft cloth. Friction with hard materials can abrade the surface of a pearl, so make sure to store it separately from other jewelry items. Jewelry is best stored in a dry area away from moisture (i.e. don't keep it in the bathroom!). Place your jewelry in the provided jewelry pouch and box when not being worn.