Jewelry care is necessary to have your jewelry lasting for years. Even is the base metal is water proof or doesn't tarnish you should still take care of your jewelry.
Some Jewelry care tips are:
1. Never expose jewelry to household cleaning products, especially bleach and highly reactive solutions.
2. Avoid spraying perfume, hairspray on the gemstones or pearls as it jeopardizes the integrity of the material.
3. Store your jewelry in a clean, dry space.
4.To prevent breakage avoid wearing jewelry when doing physical work such as housekeeping, gardening or exercise. Also remove while you sleep.
For more Jewelry Care advice, visit my Materials and Jewelry Care Page