CARE & MATERIALS

CARE

Brass and sterling silver will develop a natural patina over time. Many embrace this look, however, you can easily restore the shine to your piece by rubbing it with a polishing cloth for a bright smooth finish. 

You can also use steel wool on your brass or silver piece to restore the shine that will leave a matte brushed finish. 

To keep your piece looking its best, take care to keep it away from lotions, oils, perfumes, and water. 

MATERIALS

Brass: All brass jewelry is an alloy (mix) of copper and zinc.

Sterling Silver: All sterling silver jewelry is an alloy (mix) of 92.5% silver and copper. 

Gold Filled: Gold filled pieces have a gold layer that is mechanically bonded to a base metal, usually brass. 

Keshi pearls: Found on the keshi anklet and necklace are freshwater pearls that have been colored.

Australian opals: Wear your Australian opals to keep them nice and hydrated. Since their hardness is similar to that of glass, be mindful of keeping your opals away from excessive amounts of pressure. It is also best to keep your opals away from excessive heat and products, and to remove your piece before being in water. Take care to store in a natural fiber bag when not wearing.

A note on rings: The copper in brass and sterling silver can react to your ph levels, body sweat, and lotions and can cause your finger to turn green. This is harmless and natural. You can apply clear nail polish on the inside to act as a barrier between the metal and your skin. Keep your hands clean, dry, and remove pieces when washing or applying products to keep your ring looking its best. 

May your piece be well worn & well loved.

x - Monéh