Brass is one of the most popular and common materials in jewelry. Brass has a unique taste like alloy and the charm of classic retro feel. I believe there must be many people who love to collect brass jewelry!
"A different color and texture will change with the use of time" should be the most important feature of brass! Like leather works, as the use time grows, you can slowly feel the changes of the leather over the years. Because of this, it is better to maintain the brass jewelry and make it a favorite jewelry for a long time. Today, I will introduce brass and the correct maintenance method of brass.
What is "brass"? His ingredients and characteristics
Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. When the zinc content is higher than 20%, it is called "brass." Brass is not easy to corrode, but it will oxidize when exposed to air, and black spots and smells will gradually appear according to the degree of oxidation. If you want brass jewelry to maintain a beautiful color for a long time, the correct maintenance method becomes very important!
Can brass touch water?
Brass is very afraid of water. However, you cannot avoid contact with sweat or water when wearing brass jewelry. If you don't deal with it after wearing the jewelry, it will cause black spots or patina to appear. In order to prevent the brass from oxidizing, after wiping, put the jewelry in a sealed zipper bag to avoid contact with air.
Remove black spots and patina on brass
When the black spots on the brass surface become thicker, or when patina appears, just use the right method to restore the original shiny luster of the brass. Although there are products such as copper polishing cloth and copper abrasives on the market, today I want to introduce a simple way to make brass like the one you just bought without paying special money.
NO.1 Just soak the brass in vinegar. (If vinegar is not available, lemon or citric acid can also be used instead.)
NO.2 The "baking soda powder", a versatile cleaning partner that can remove dark spots, oil stains, and mildew, can actually be used to maintain brass jewelry! First, mix the baking soda and water at a ratio of 2:1, and gently wipe the surface of the brass ornament with a cloth or fingers. If the brass surface has thick black spots or uneven surface, you can use a cotton swab or toothbrush to assist in cleaning.
The feeling of actually maintaining brass with vinegar and baking soda is "easier than imagined, and the accessories are really beautiful!" If the surface of the brass jewelry that I wear every day turns black or patina appears, I always worry about "Should I take it to a professional?", "If you handle it yourself, you will have to buy additional utensils and medicine... "It turns out that there are black spots or slight patina on the surface of the brass. Everyone can easily maintain the brass by using the existing items at home.
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