Materials & Care
Merlin Earrings are made of raw brass.
Brass is a metal alloy of copper and zinc. Known for its durability and workability, brass has been used for centuries — the first example of brass jewelry dates from ancient Rome. Aside from how good it looks, brass is sustainable. Today almost 90% of all brass in the world is recycled.
Tips on caring for your brass jewelry:
- Store your earrings in a plastic bag or a glass jar away from air, natural sunlight and heat.
- Since there is no plating over brass earrings, they are easy to clean, and you don’t need to worry about the color wearing off. Since brass is a natural alloy it will gradually patina over time with exposure to oxygen and moisture. If you prefer a bright sheen, this effect can be removed with a quick polish. The brass earrings can be cleaned using ingredients you may already have at home, toothpaste, lemon juice, baking soda or vinegar. Especially tootpaste works very well. Rub onto surface with a little toothpaste then rinse off, it will shine !