Created from hand cut and forged brass these large statement earrings have a sterling silver post and back. The Rectangular shape is secured attached to the circle with jump rings that have been soldered closed. This part of the earring has a bit of swing and movement!
They have a high shine finish and dangle about 3 1/2" long.
Brass is a yellow alloy of copper and zinc. It resembles gold in color.
This will tarnish and patina over time turning a dark brownish aged color.
This look can be just as beautiful as the shiny new brass.
However, if you prefer your brass to shine simply clean it with a polishing cloth.
Another note about brass is how it reacts to the chemistry of your skin. For some it can leave that green mark behind. This is a reaction of the oxidizing of the copper on your skin. Everyone's skin is different, but it is harmless.
If you want to create a barrier between your skin and the brass, a clear coat of enamel or nail polish will do the trick. In fact, most costume jewelry is already coated in this clear enamel for that reason. We choose NOT to coat or plate our metal so that you can experience the richness as the metal changes over time.
See about our Care Kit here: http://etsy.me/2laBZFV
Every C. Alexandria piece is handmade in studio located in Madison, WI.
She sources all materials including beads, found objects, charms, chains and textiles.