Metals and care

It is important that you know the difference between metals before choosing a material for your next jewel. The ephemeral and changing nature of metals will transform our jewelry over time. Here are some tips so you can take care of them and make them shine again if you want it

BRASS


Brass is an alloy of 15% zinc and 85% copper, its color is dull yellow. It is a metal that darkens naturally over time, acquiring beautiful opaque tones. This oxidation that appears is superficial and easy to remove if it is not to your liking, to give the jewel its original shine. All the jewels that we make in brass have a layer of protective metal varnish that extends the life of the shine in the jewels.


Brass Care:

· keep them in their box.

Do not use them when exercising

do not wet or perfume them

· Keep it away from humid areas.


Brass cleaning:

· Sodium bicarbonate; Put the baking soda on a previously wet toothbrush and rub gently.

· Soak your silver jewelry in white vinegar. leave 2 for hours

· Lemon juice: Dip a toothbrush in the squeezed lemon juice and rub gently ·

· With a very fine virulana cloth (like the one I sent as a gift along with the jewellery) wet it and gently rub it over the brass jewellery. This will return the original color.


IMPORTANT! : IF THE JEWEL HAS ANY PATINA OR ENAMEL, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO BE CAREFUL NOT TO WET OR BRUSH THIS PART AS THE PIGMENTS MAY BE REMOVED.



SILVER:


To produce our jewelry we use 925 silver (it is an alloy of 95% pure silver and 15% copper). Silver is a noble material that can be recycled.


Silver cleaning:

· Using a soft toothbrush, wash the piece with mild soap and warm water. Dry well.

· Do not use abrasive polishes, chemical tarnish removers or ultrasonic cleaners on pieces with stones, pearls, cloth, plastic or glass.



GOLD PLATED JEWELRY:


The gold plating process that we use for our jewelry is done with the electrolytic deposition technique, a thin layer of gold covers the base metal. This protects the brass from oxidation,

For its care and to avoid wear and tear, it is important to bear in mind that friction and time cause the material to wear out, earrings are the jewels that suffer the least from wear and tear because they hardly have any friction, unlike necklaces and rings. they tend to lose the bathroom more quickly.


Tips for the care of gold plated jewelry:

· do not use the jewelry when exercising or getting into the water, sweat, humidity and heat affect the gold plating.

· Avoid contact with cleaning products.

· keep your jewelry in its box.


Gold plated jewelry cleaning

· use lukewarm water, soap with neutral PH and a soft toothbrush.

Gently rub the soap and rinse with warm water, pat dry.

Never use metal cleaner or any other abrasive substance because we will remove the gold layer.

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