Jewellery Care Tips.
The appearance of brass items will change over time, due to the nature of the material and the way it reacts to different surroundings. In some cases it will go darker and less shiny, and in other cases, it may patina and get bluish-green flecks.
This is totally subjective and some people love the fact that their jewellery changes as it ages! For those who wish to keep their items looking shiny and fresh, you can clean them up with a couple of simple steps.
Option 1 - Brasso / Silvo
Brasso / Silvo is a polish that you can purchase from most supermarkets and homeware stores.
You simply rub the jewellery item with the wadding, let it dry, and then rub it off and buff it with a soft cloth.
(I would advise wearing rubber gloves when handling the wadding)
Option 2 - Lemon & Bicarbonate of Soda
Combine the juice of half a lemon with a teaspoon of baking soda and stir until it becomes a paste.
Apply the paste with a soft cloth. If the tarnish is heavy, let the piece sit with the paste on it for 30 minutes. Rinse with warm water and dry thoroughly.
To avoid your brass jewellery tarnishing as quickly,
ensure that you store it in a dry place and if it gets wet, dry as soon as possible.