MATERIAL & CARE
What’s the difference between Brass and Bronze?
In terms of color, Brass is yellow while Bronze is a pale red (similar to rose gold). In terms of contents, the Brass alloy is made of 80 % Copper, 15 % Zinc, and 5 % Tin. The Bronze alloy is made of 90 % Copper and 10 % Tin (the higher amount of Copper results in the reddish color).
What about solid Gold, Gold-plated, Platinum, Steel and other exciting metals?
Yes to all! Please email me directly at the link below. In terms of pricing, Gold-plated items generally cost similar to Sterling Silver. As for solid Gold, the pricing is based on ring size of a specific design (volume of gold used).
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How can I take care of my Brass or Bronze product?
Brass and Bronze naturally tarnishes over time to a nice antique-like finish. To restore the original smooth shine, use a polishing cloth.
How can I take care of my Silver product?
Silver is a soft metal, so scrapes and scratches are to be expected as part of normal wear. To minimize damage and ensure your product lasts a lifetime, store your jewelry in a soft cloth by itself. Avoid exposure to household chemicals and prolonged direct sunlight. You can avoid tarnish by wearing your jewelry often as the oils in your skin will “clean” the silver and keep it looking shiny. You may use a silver polishing kit to restore its glossy surface.
Will the Copper in Brass and Bronze turn my fingers green?
It's possible. But don't worry! Due to a non-harmful chemical reaction between metal and sweat (or hand lotion), the product and your skin may turn green. That’s the result of the copper oxidizing. You can help prevent this by regularly cleaning your product with a polishing cloth or applying clear nail polish to any surface that may touch the skin.
What’s the content of the metals?
Brass products are made of 80 % Copper, 15 % Zinc, and 5 % Tin. Bronze is made of 90 % Copper, and 10 % Tin. All silver products are standard 925 Sterling Silver, and is made of 92.5 % Silver and 7.5 % Copper. For information on all other materials, please email me directly.