BETTY ALIDA jewelry is created to last, however, it will last longer with proper T.L.C. Do not wear your jewelry while bathing, swimming. Water and moisture may tarnish the jewelry. House your jewelry in a dry, dust-free place and keep it separated from other materials to avoid rubbing or scratching. Each bead is made of glass, so for good measure, avoid crushing your new piece of jewelry under the weight of a heavy object.