This item is made from raw brass. Brass does oxidize and can change color when exposed to the elements, but do not worry! Luckily, brass is great at being able to return to its natural beautiful state and the patina (tarnish) is easily cleaned.
A few tips:
keep your brass item away from any water, oils or moisturizers
store your item in a safe place
take off before getting in the shower or going to the gym
always be gentle
How to clean:
There are a number of ways to clean your brass jewelry, but this way is our favorite!
Lemon juice is a good cleaner of light tarnish because of its acidic properties. Squeeze the juice of a lemon and pour into a glass or plastic bowl along with one cup of water. You can add a teaspoon of salt for a deeper clean. Take a cloth and wipe the areas with the tarnish and leave on for about 15 minutes. You can use a soft cloth or a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently remove the tarnish. Once the jewelry is clean, rinse thoroughly with water and wipe dry.