Many factors can affect the duration of your jewelry pieces. At Charlerie, we encourage all our customers to take care of their jewelry as you would your skin. In order to preserve the quality of your pieces we want to make sure you understand the material our jewelry is made of.All gold jewelry from Charlerie are gold filled. Gold filled jewelry is made of a thick layer of gold electroplated over sterling (0.925) silver. They are hypoallergenic and tarnish free. Regardless, these pieces still need to be cared for to live their best lives. Wearing your gold vermeil jewelry in water should be fine. Yet chemicals can dull your pieces and reduce their shine. Therefore, avoiding contact with lotions, perfumes, oils, and sweat can elongate the longevity of our Jewelry.