Arme De L’Amour jewelry is handmade with care and a slight variations may exist between pieces. Our jewelry is composed of the base metal brass or sterling silver and then plated with one of the follow: 18k yellow gold, rose gold, or silver and rhodium. To increase the life span of your jewelry we suggest you avoid abrasive surfaces and harsh chemicals and remember to wear jewelry after you've applied make-up and perfume. It is also recommend that you don’t wear your plated jewelry in the ocean, swimming pool or shower. We ask that you don’t use harsh jewelry cleaning chemicals or a polishing cloth. Simply use a moist soft cloth and gently wipe the surface.