Each piece is meticulously HAND-CRAFTED in our Montreal studio and shall be treated as a DELICATE piece of jewelry. Please note that brass and sterling silver metal can develop patina over time. This is a natural process and I like to celebrate this transformation as the piece lives with you over time. However if you choose to avoid this transformation, you can read our tips to clean your metal jewelry.
BRASS & SILVER CLEANING
Rub your jewelry with a polishing cloth regularly (ideally after each wear) to restore the shine of your brass and silver. Always store your metal jewelry in a dry place, preferably in a jewelry box or the box it came with. Avoid the bathroom and any humid or sunny area to store your jewelry.
In the event where your brass has tarnished to a dark tone and you wish to restore it to it’s original color, regular white vinegar or a mix of lemon juice and baking soda are great non-toxic ways to clean your metal pieces. To do that, use a clean little brush or cloth and apply your vinegar or lemon/baking soda mix on the metal areas only (ideally avoid tassels, pearls, amber or any porous stones). You will see the metal lightening and regain it's original tone and shine. Then rinse thoroughly with cold water and pat completely dry with a towel or even a blowdryer. Finally proceed to rub your piece with a polishing cloth.
Note that silver does tarnish over time as well (though not as quickly as brass). There are silver cleaning solutions you can buy to restore its original shine. Avoid using these cleaners on natural pearls or some porous stones like Amber however. To do that you can use the technique mentioned above to brush the cleaners on the silver only, then rinse with cold water, and dry thoroughly.
All our gold-plated pieces are brass casts coated with 14kt gold. This finish allows for your piece to stay golden and shiny longer than with our regular brass finish. However do note that gold-plating does not last forever. As the gold coating may rub off over time depending on how often you will wear and have it in contact with your skin. It is for that reason that it is not recommended to rub your gold-plated pieces with a polishing cloth regularly. If you choose to do so, do it very gently.