Metals and Jewelry Care
Unless otherwise stated, LSM uses 100% genuine 14/20 Gold Filled (GF) jewelry for all metal earring wire and chain components
GF is made by forming a tube of gold and filling the tube with a base metal, usually jeweler's brass.
The gold content is 5% or 1/20. There is 100 times more gold in 14kt rolled Gold (GF) than in gold plate.
A 14/20 Rolled Gold is widely considered a lifetime piece of jewelry metal.
Petals and Floral elements are cut from a high quality brass sheet metal, they will never permanently tarnish, though may show some color change in contact with strong salts and chemicals. Just like sterling silver jewelry, oxidation is a natural and inevitable occurrence, but always polish to their original condition.
Brass petals always polish back to original luster and color. This is the beauty of a high quality jewelry brass.
Brass petals can also be cleaned and polished at home using a few household items such as vinegar or a water/baking soda mixture. LSM uses brasso polishing compound with a microfiber cloth for brass petals.
LSM is happy to polish your jewelry back to original condition for free at our convenience inside our Art's Warehouse studio.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org regarding polishing or repairs.