Our Metals

BRASS

The metal that I usually use the most is brass,

Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. Variations of brass have been used all around the world since 500 BC. Brass metal has been popular throughout history and is used in cookware, music instruments decorative items, machinery, household items and, of course, jewelry. Since brass is known for its strength and durability, it does not break easily.

Its warm and yellowish tones tend to show sophistication, value, and a particular prestigious class.

People with sensitive skin may opt not to wear brass jewelry, a solution could be to wear gold plated or silver jewelery. If you like any of my jewelry but it is made of brass, you can contact me to make it goldplated or silverplated.

HOW TO CLEAN BRASS

The brass requires some care, since over time it darkens and becomes opaque. do not worry, because it is very easy for your jewelry to look shiny again as in the beginning. follow these steps and they will be like new.

  • Lemon juice & Salt: 

Lemon juice is a good cleaner of light tarnish because of its acidic properties. Squeeze the juice of a lemon and pour into a glass bowl along with one cup of water. You can add a teaspoon of salt for a deeper clean.

Place your brass jewelry into the mixture and allow it to be completely submerged. Leave in the juice for about 15 to 30 minutes, swishing it in the liquid every now and then. You can use a soft cloth or a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently remove the tarnish. Once the jewelry is clean, rinse thoroughly with water and wipe dry.

Another option is to Cut a lemon or lime in half, then put a good amount of salt on the cut side and rub the brass jewelry with this. Add more salt if required, and rub the jewelry until clean.

 

Take care as salt can be abrasive, so keep the rubbing gentle.Use a soft toothbrush to get to the hard to reach parts of the jewelry.

 

Once you’re satisfied, wash and dry your items.

  • Soap & water:

Sometimes simply using natural soap and water works perfectly to clean your brass jewelry naturally and easily.

Wash your brass jewelry in warm water and a liquid soap, dishwater detergent or laundry detergent.

Use a soft cloth or brush to gently rub away any dirt on the jewelry. Once the pieces appear bright and clean, rinse the soap off and dry thoroughly.

 

For a deeper clean with soap and water, Scrub the brass jewelry with a cloth or brush while keeping it submerged in water.

This is ideal to remove light tarn

  • Vinegar & flour paste:

You can create your own cleaning paste using basic ingredients in your pantry as opposed to buying expensive and harmful chemical cleaners on the market. Often, these two options produce the same results.

The vinegar and flour paste is one of the most effective brass cleaning methods. All you need is a teaspoon of salt, half cup of vinegar and some flour. Mix these three ingredients to create a smooth paste, adding flour as required. Apply this mixture onto your brass jewelry and leave it for about 15 minutes. Next, use a soft brush to gently scrub the mixture off under warm running water.

OTHER TIPS

The some main things you should do to properly care for your brass jewelry.

Here are some additional tips:

  • Store them in bags or a jewelry box and protect them from contact with acidic substances.  Separate the jewels by materials in your jewelry box.

  • Take off your brass jewelry to clean, play sports, take a shower or go to the pool.

  • Leave your perfume drops away from the contact areas with your jewelry.