Sterling Silver will naturally tarnish over time if left exposed to the elements. Counterintuitively, the more you wear your silver jewelry, the less it will tarnish. This is due to oils that our skin contains actually help care for the silver. If your silver jewelry does eventually tarnish, it’s an easy fix. To bring silver back to its original state, gently rub it with a polishing cloth. The ones we use you can find a link to in our care section.
Brass Jewelry if taken care of properly can be enjoyed and passed down for generations to come. When exposed to the elements such as water, brass will turn to a deeper color (which can be lovely). You can shower or swim in the jewelry but to prevent watermarks just pat it dry afterwards just like the rest of you. Another tip is to store your jewelry in a pouch or dark place when not in use. We love our brass jewelry no matter the hue but we understand if you would like to keep your jewelry looking shiny. You can do this easily with polishing cloths, or commercial products like Brasso. There are tons of DIY chemical free brass cleaning recipes, one of our favorites to keep things real simple is to dip your brass jewelry in ketchup.
**Due to the natural ph balance and oils of skin, some people may experience green discoloration where the jewelry, a ring or a bracelet was worn for a period of time. This is only a natural reaction to natural materials. The coloration is perfectly harmless. If you experience this with your brass jewelry and wish to prevent this, try painting the inside of your brass with clear nail polish and avoid putting your jewelry in contact with water or oils while wearing it.
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