Jewelry Care: As a general rule of thumb, avoid wearing your jewelry in the shower, when sleeping, or when exercising. Depending on your skin, brass jewelry may either brighten or acquire a darker, antique patina with repeated wear. While we love the way this looks, you may not; brighten your brass carefully with super-very fine sandpaper. The copper and some sterling silver used in our pieces is patinaed dark; natural wear and tear will bring out slight metal highlights in this work.
18K Gold Plating: The metal may darken or tarnish with normal wear. We recommend gently wiping the metal surface with a polishing cloth, however, excessive polishing will rub off the plating and is not recommended. You can also clean in liquid jewelry cleaner. Follow instructions on the back if the liquid jewelry cleaner. Do not leave in longer than recommended time as plating may wear off. Excessive light, heat or moisture will deteriorate the quality plating on the metal.