CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR BRASS AND COPPER  

BRASS AND COPPER JEWELRY NATURALLY AGE OVER TIME. ALL PIECES HAVE A LACQUER COATING TO DELAY NATURAL AGING AND TARNISHING. HERE ARE SOME TIPS ON HOW TO KEEP YOUR JEWELRY LOOKING FRESH. 
  • HUMIDITY = TARNISH
  • AVOID STORING YOUR NEW PIECE IN THE BATHROOM.
  • NEVER WEAR YOUR JEWELRY IN THE SHOWER OR WHEN YOU GO SWIMMING.
  • PUT ON JEWELRY AFTER YOU APPLY ANY LOTIONS, PERFUMES, OR MAKEUP. THE CHEMICALS IN THESE PRODUCTS COULD POTENTIALLY DAMAGE YOUR PIECES.
  • FOR OPTIMAL CARE, JEWELRY MADE OF BRASS AND COPPER ARE BEST STORED IN AN AIR TIGHT BAG AND NOT WITH OTHER TYPES OF JEWELRY.

YOU CAN NATURALLY CLEAN TARNISH OFF BRASS BY CREATING A CLEANING PASTE USING VINEGAR, SALT, AND FLOUR! DISSOLVE 1 TEASPOON OF SALT INTO ONE-HALF CUP OF VINEGAR, AND ADD FLOUR UNTIL THE MIXTURE BECOMES A PASTE. RUB INTO THE BRASS, LEAVE FOR 10 MINUTES, THEN RINSE WITH WARM WATER AND BUFF DRY. PROCEED WITH CAUTION IF YOUR PIECE HAS A PATINA OR IS PURPOSEFULLY OXIDIZED AS THIS WILL REMOVE THE COLORING.

  

XO, APRIL