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How do I care for my Brass Jewelry?

Brass jewelry is a beautiful and affordable option that can add a touch of vintage charm to any outfit. I've collected Brass jewelry for years (especially old bangles and rings) and I actually like it with a bit of age/bronzed appearance.

However, over time brass jewelry can tarnish and lose its shine, so it's important to take proper care of it to keep it looking its best. In this blog, we will explore some simple and effective tips on how to care for brass jewelry.

  1. Keep it clean: To keep your brass jewelry looking its best, it's important to clean it regularly. A simple solution of warm water and mild soap can do wonders. Dip a soft cloth in the solution and gently rub your brass jewelry to remove any dirt or grime. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or harsh chemicals that can damage the surface of the metal. This is best for crystals and glass jewelry that is untreated.

  2. Dry it thoroughly: After cleaning your brass jewelry, it's important to dry it thoroughly. Use a soft cloth to remove any excess water and leave it to air dry completely. Avoid using a hairdryer or any other heat source as this can cause the metal to warp or discolor.

  3. Store it properly: Proper storage is essential to keep your brass jewelry looking its best. Store it in a dry, cool place away from direct sunlight, as exposure to heat and light can cause the metal to tarnish. You can also use anti-tarnish strips or airtight containers to prevent tarnishing.

  4. Avoid wearing it in water: Avoid wearing your brass jewelry in water, as exposure to water can cause the metal to tarnish quickly. This includes swimming, showering, and washing dishes. If your brass jewelry does get wet, dry it immediately to prevent tarnishing.

  5. A Sunshine cloth: A sunshine cloth is hands down one of the best ways to add some shine and reverse the oxidation caused by heavy wear. If you don't want to take off your rings while you wash your hands, or live in a humid environment like I do, then you'll want to invest in some sunshine cloths to clean your Brass jewelry.

By following these simple tips, you can keep your brass jewelry looking its best for years to come. Remember to clean it regularly, dry it thoroughly, store it properly, and avoid wearing it in water. With proper care, your brass jewelry will remain a beautiful and stylish accessory for any occasion.

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