This product has taken many years to develop its natural fading. We believe the uniqueness of their patina is to be cared for and treated accordingly. We have done our best to extend the life to each piece so that you may enjoy them for years to come. However, you may experience further wear and tear, needing repairs. For some pieces we have decided to keep their original state in which we found them, so beautiful they are, including their imperfections, distresses, scarring and tears.