Ginger Snaps are rhodium plated. As with all plated jewelry, tarnishing may naturally occur over time. To keep your Snaps and accessories looking their best, clean them with a dry polishing cloth. Please do not use liquid jewelry cleaners. These products strip the plating on all plated jewelry and will cause permanent damage. We also encourage you to limit exposing your Snaps and accessories to water (bathing, hand-washing, etc.) and never wear them into a pool or spa.