For stability purposes, we strongly
recommend that only 100% beeswax candles are used when burning candles
with shades and carriers. Candles of lower quality have burn times that
are too rapid, which will cause the shades to tilt while burning.
Tilting can still occur, although at a slower rate, with beeswax
candles. You can correct the tilt periodically by simply straightening
the shades when they list to the side. As with any flame, never leave
burning candles unattended.
While all silver plated items are
treated with a finish to help prevent tarnishing, please note that
periodic wiping with a soft cloth is still necessary to keep these items
shining. Oxidation, which requires polishing, will occur over time.