I’ve had this necklace for a while now, never taken it off and even wore it in the shower everyday because other people who have bought the item claimed that it didn’t tarnish or lose color. However, I’ve inspected it after months of wearing and I can confirm that the color does chip away. As you can see in the pictures, the color has chipped and left a gray area. I loved this necklace and I’m sadden to see that my time with it is limited. The chipping isn’t noticeable from afar, only when you look at it closely but it’s still there nonetheless.