When you’re not wearing your jewelry, it’s recommended that you put it back into the baggie that it came in with the black anti-tarnish square. Please don’t wear your item in water, as it can tarnish and the darkening of the letters can fade away. If your item does get tarnished, you can easily make it look new again by using a polishing square. We hope that your item will be an heirloom piece for years to come!