All jewellery always need some care to be as new after using, so here is some instructions.
Copper and Brass Pieces
We are not usually using varnishing on our jewellery, unless you request it.
To save it in original condition, especially gemstones, it is better to avoid scratchy surfaces during storage or wearing.
Copper is quite strong but delicate metal. Try to avoid bending or dropping to keep the jewelry piece in its original condition.
As there is no varnishing on copper and brass, some pieces may change its colour during the storage or contact with water or some solutions. To bring back its original shine simply rub the item with soft cloth (perfect to use woolen cloth). It will case a better result after using some toothpaste or cleaning powder with cloth. Note that you will need to rinse the piece nicely in warm water after that and remove all the moisture with a piece of cloth.
But the better way to keep the item shiny is to wear it and to touch its beautiful lines.
Copper and brass rings
Sometimes unvarnished copper or brass may leave greenish marks on the skin. It's known as the oxidation reaction. The copper reacts with oxygen in the air, your sweat and skin oils creating a green layer of copper carbonate on your skin. Rings which are worn close to the skin are the most likely will leave the marks, because of no air circulation between your finger and the ring. It is natural reaction and there is nothing to worry about it! Simply keep your copper and brass clean and dry and remove any oil or sweat which may be on your jewelry. Marks on skin easily goes away with a soup and warm water washing.
If you want to prevent that process - put a layer of transparent nail varnish on inside surface of the ring, it will keep your fingers marks free.
Electroforming is a metal forming process that grows layer of a copper on a surface of object in electroplating solution, which lasts for years and makes items more friendly to the Nature. Electroforming makes each piece of jewelry unique and only one of a kind, because each time metal crystallizes in it's own natural way with a solid thick layer. Also I am using copper scrap metal to make my pieces eco-friendly and proudly made out of recycled material. Copper is also non-synthetic, 100% natural element and all my items are nature-friendly and make no harm to environment.
Take the same care instruction as mentioned before (Copper and Brass care instryctions)
We are using some copper plated, silver and brass plated supplies to create MoonDome jewellery. Sometimes it is necessary because of characteristics of specific products. Copper plated supplies sometimes showing signs of loosing top layer of metal during long period of wearing, but we are always happy to replace some of the supplies such as chains, clasps etc.
Copper, brass and silver usually low-allergic metals and will case no any harm during contact with your skin. But if you have any concerns about your heals and wearing copper, brass or silver - contact your doctor to have and advice. We are also happy to check if ours others supplies made of other types of metals are safe for you to wear.
Please, note that our products are not toys and not suitable for children under 5.
If you want to replace one of the part of our jewellery, customize it etc, please note that we are not responsible for the results.
Thank you for understanding!
Fell free to contact us if you have any further questions