Tagua & forest seeds are very durable, but being a natural product, they do react to the elements. Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, extreme temperature variations, water or steam should be avoided as these elements may cause the beads to crack or warp.
To preserve shine, we recommend not exposing them to cosmetic products or perfumes. It is also recommended that you remove the jewelry before bathing or swimming, or any activity that involves sweating of the skin.
Tagua shouldn't be submersed in water (liquids in general) or oils, as it could crack or split. You can use beeswax to hand polish and buff tagua beads to a beautiful shine if you feel it is needed.