Inscribed: "Friendship is first. Friendship last" with Henry David Thoreau's signature. From his book, 'A week on the Concord & Merrimack Rivers/Walden/The Maine Woods/Cape Cod'. Thoreau wrote this, his most famous work, while living on Walden Pond in close harmony with nature. He was a true champion of the individual and the environment. His friendships were varied and intimate and included many of the prominent writers and political figures of his period in New England.
Sterling silver will retain its luster for years and frequent wearing of your jewelry will help prevent tarnishing. We recommend polishing your sterling silver jewelry with a dry silver polishing cloth available at most grocery or hardware stores. We do not recommend polishing with silver polish as this may remove the antiquing. When you are not wearing your jewelry, storing your silver in the jewelry bag in which it came will help prevent tarnishing.