Brass is ideal for making beautiful jewelry due to its yellow warm tone and durability. Brass is also very malleable and is resistant to corrosion, so it tends to bend or stretch under pressure, which makes it ideal for shaping it into a variety of the intricate jewelry designs we offer.
Some tips to maintain your jewelry…
When taking off your bronze jewelry after wearing it, wipe the pieces clean with a soft cloth before storing them. This should be done to remove any traces of oils from your skin as they may speed up the tarnishing of bronze.
Since the tarnishing process is facilitated by the oxygen in the air, it is advisable to keep your bronze jewelry in a plastic bag to slow down the formation of patina. You can also put an anti-tarnishing strip in the bag.
However, if you notice your brass jewelry has lost its shine or gleam, this may be due to tarnish.
Use a gentle commercially available metal polisher (e.g., Brasso) and a soft cloth to remove tarnish and restore luster.
For a natural solution, follow the instructions below.
- Start by washing jewelry with warm water to remove any dirt, and then dry the piece.
- Combine juice of a lemon and a couple of tablespoons of baking soda and stir into a paste.
- Dip* or coat your jewelry or coat using and rub using your fingers until clean and shiny. You can also use a toothbrush or a cloth.
- Rinse off and dry off thoroughly.
*Only dip items that are purely made from brass. If piece contains beads or reclaimed horn, only coat the brass sections with the cleaning paste.