***COPPER AND BRASS***
*Things you need to know about copper and brass -please read before ordering*
Copper and brass are beautiful and colorful but there are things you need to know about these metals. They will darken over time and have to be polished. You can use copper and brass polish or a Pro Polish Pad which will polish all metals. You can also use natural ingredients like baking soda and lemon juice. A quick google search will give you some options and instructions.
*If you purchased copper or brass pieces, they will tarnish quicker than silver. Due to the oils in our bodies and other external factors (lotions, perfumes), the process will vary.
Aluminum is a relatively soft, durable, lightweight metal with appearance ranging from silvery to dull gray, depending on the surface roughness. It is nonmagnetic and does not easily ignite. This aluminum is slightly brushed. It is not mirror shiny. It is silver in color. Because this is hand stamped and cut, there may be slight imperfections. I take great care to sand, buff and polish the aluminum which takes extra time but I feel is worth the effort. In most cases it will be polished to a shiny finish.
NuGold is a type of brass, with a higher copper content than standard brass. Because of the higher copper content, NuGold has a more reddish color as compared to standard brass, some might say closer to the color of 14K gold alloy. NuGold is a type of brass called 230 alloy that contains 85-88% copper, the balance zinc. NuGold will tarnish similar to copper and brass (as noted above).
***SILVER PLATED/STERLING SILVER***
Most of my chains are sterling silver. Each listing will indicate if the material is silver plated or sterling silver.
All Swarovski crystal birthstones charms are rhodium plated.
Charms are silver plated unless otherwise specified. *Many charms can be ordered in sterling, but there will be an upcharge and there will be an extended delay until the sterling option is available.
***BIRTHSTONES and CRYSTALS***
All my crystals are genuine Swarovski crystals that I purchase from a certified Swarovski dealer. Swarovski is the finest crystals in the market, produced in Austria. Many customers mistake Swarovski for crystals but Swarovski is the brand name associated with the finest crystals in the market. There are other crystals in the market, produced in Asia, Korea and China, however, Swarovski offers the finest brilliance and is considered the best in the market. Swarovski is also the most expensive crystals in the market. While some designers go for the more affordable alternatives, Swarovski is what I choose to use and the perfect choice, offering unsurpassed quality, for my customers.