Some items in my shop feature a dark or colorful patina on the metal. This will gradually change over time and is affected by frequency of wear, environmental factors and also each person's individual body chemistry. On silver, most dark patinas will slowly fade to reveal bright shiny silver with wear.
If you would like to have you piece re-polished, or have the patina re-applied, I am happy to offer this service at a small fee. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can get you set up.
As with all handmade and one-of-a-kind jewelry, utmost care should be taken to keep jewelry clean and dry. Never wear your pieces while bathing, swimming, or washing dishes to avoid having them submerged in water. Bones and stones are porous and susceptible to become weak when they get wet. Metals can tarnish and lose their patinas more quickly if they get wet or washed with chemicals frequently. Also, please remove your pieces before any strenuous activities as they are fragile and parts could be knocked loose or fall out. Treat your jewelry like the unique piece of art that it is and it will remain in good condition for ages.