The Contour collection is made of .925 silver. You can choose to wear these eye-catchers only on special occasions, but if you are just like me, you wear them every day, all day long;).
Silver is a soft metal and as a result, there will always be scratches during wear. That is inherent to silver and gives the metal its character. Factory made jewels are sometimes rhodinated for temporary protection but this coating will wear of over time.
All my jewelry is handmade and do not have any coating. You can clean them in warm soapy water and polish them with a soft cloth and some silver polish. The matte sides of the Contour collection can become shiny again after wearing them for a while. The matte effect can be restored by gently rubbing these edges over a fine scourer.