Your beautifully hand crafted ring by Kelly herd is made from .925 sterling silver. All of our silver designs and many of our 14K gold designs are protected with a rhodium plating. This plating helps add a rich elegant look and also provides a protective layer from elements that cause silver to tarnish. By cleaning your jewelry with warm water, mild soap, and a soft polish cloth you can extend the life of that just like new look. Abrasives and strong silver cleaners are NOT recommended and will remove the rhodium designed to protect your ring.