Sterling silver can tarnish with time and wear but it is very easy to maintain its lovely bright finish. When it is not being worn it is best to keep your jewellery in an air tight box. To clean drop the whole piece into 'silver dip', rinse under the tap, rub gently but thoroughly with a toothbrush and washing up liquid, rinse again then dry. You will only need to do this every so often. Please do not get any strands of stones wet, as they are strung on tiger tail - nylon coated steel wire. This is very strong, but can be weakened if it comes into contact with water.
Oxidisation is a treatment on the surface of the silver and can wear off over time showing up the pattern and giving an 'antique' look. Do not immerse your oxidised jewellery in any silver cleaning solutions as this will remove the oxidisation.