The rings / clasp are plated with rose gold, green gold and chrome polished finishes from our fine jewelry manufacturers in Vermont and Rhode Island. Like any piece of jewelry, it will react over time to moisture in the air. The silicone bracelet from our manufacturer in Minnesota is quite durable and should not break under normal use conditions. We recommend to clean the pieces as you would a normal piece of jewelry. No abrasive cleaners and just wipe with a soft cloth and mild detergent.