I believe in jewelry that can be worn all the time, anytime. But to help prolong and care for your jewelry there are a few things to keep in mind. Try to avoid any repetitive dropping, snagging, and hitting against hard objects. Although the pieces I create are fabricated to last, abstaining from such harsh abuse will prolong your jewelry's longevity.
Metals such as Sterling silver will naturally oxidize over time when exposed to certain types of humidity, so its best to remove jewelry before doing certain activities that may cause them to get wet. (Swimming, showering, washing dishes.) Also be aware that pieces with stones, especially with softer untreated turquoise, exposurer to water and oils (lotions, perfumes, harsh cleaning chemicals) can cause them to change color.
For cleaning jewelry, just use water with a mild soap, as well as a soft polishing cloth to keep that high shine for when your Sterling silver may become dull. Just be careful with those pieces with oxidized detail, over polishing can remove the intended patina. When you aren’t wearing your jewelry, I recommend storing items in individual sealed plastic baggies.