All rings are hand-fabricated of the highest quality sterling silver 925, and are black rhodium, – 18 karat yellow gold and 18 karat rose gold plated (2 micron plated). This means that there is a thick layer on top of the Sterling silver 925 base ring. To protect this layer, all plating is covered with an extra Ceramic coating which gives the ring not only a deeper shine, but also protects the plated layer and is more resistant to scratches.
Still, it can happen that the colour will fade or scratch after time, because you use your hands, and contact with clothes, hard surfaces, sweat, perfume, hairspray, air pollution and many others.
Sterling silver rings can turn a bit black after a while, this is due to an oxidation process which is called Tarnish, note that silver is a natural product. Please keep your Sterling silver jewelry in a box or pouch. but you should keep in mind that it does not protect the sterling silver pieces completely from tarnishing and oxidation.
If tarnish is happening, you can clean this easily with a silver polish or dip which you can buy at the grocery or jewelry stores.
Avoid direct contact with water and chemical products like soap, perfume, suns cream and similar products. Do not wear jewelry when in the swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna/steam room or while bathing or showering. Chlorine, detergents, oils, moisturizers & perfumes can all cause tarnishing and damage. Same for salt water and sand.
Remove jewels when doing household tasks. Avoid impact with hard surfaces as much as possible. Make-up, perfume & hairspray all contain chemicals, which may dull the finish of your jewelry. Gently wipe the sterling silver creations clean with a soft cloth after each wear to remove make up and oils (from skin).