When you place a new Dottie into your finding please make sure the base of the Dottie sits flush with the bottom of the finding. This will help prevent your Dottie from accidentally detaching and falling out. As with all silver-plated jewelry, tarnishing may occur over time. To keep your Dotties/findings looking their best , clean them with a dry polishing cloth. Please refrain from using liquid jewelry cleaners. These products strip the plating on all plated jewelry and cause permanent damage. We also encourage you to limit exposing your Dotties/findings to water (bathing, hand-washing, etc.) and never wear them into a pool or spa.