Brass pieces are easy to maintain and simply require a quick shine for a polished aesthetic.
Copper develops a natural patina over time. Many copper jewelry shown are created with a patina for aesthetic.
Sterling silver designs are made to last a lifetime with proper care. Sterling silver contains 92.5 percent of fine silver and 7.5 percent of other metals such as copper or silver nickel. Theses additional materials can cause sterling silver to slightly tarnish over time and for this reason pieces may need additional care with jewelry cleaning clothes. It is also recommended to avoid exposing sterling silver to chemicals such as bleach and ammonia to prevent damage.
Fine silver is made to last a lifetime with proper care. The material contains 99.9 percent pure silver and does not tarnish like other metals. Oils from the skin may temporarily mask the shine of the material but can easily be restored with jewelry cleaning clothes. It is recommended to avoid exposing fine silver to chemicals such as bleach and ammonia to prevent damage.
Gold plated material is used for a number of chains in the shop to accompany brass necklace designs. Gold plated material contains brass metal plated with a layer of 14k gold. Chains may loose a bit of shine over time and are best stored in a sealed plastic bag with silica gel packets to delay the patina.
Gold filled is made to last a lifetime with proper care. 14k and 12k Gold-filled materials contain a thick layer of gold bonded to a base metal such as sterling silver. Gold filled jewelry does not tarnish as easily as gold plated and is the preferred choice for high quality lasting pieces. Oils from the skin may temporarily mask the shine of the material but can easily be restored with jewelry cleaning clothes.
If you choose to wear your jewelry less frequently please be sure to store your pieces in a sealed plastic bag with silica gel packets to prevent exposure to moisture for long periods of time.
You can shine your pieces with jewelry cleaning cloths, which are included with your package per request. Additional cleaning products are sold online or at local jewelry stores.