Why we love brass
- It's a much more affordable material than gold but closely resembles it - meaning we can keep the price reasonable too!
- It's longlasting compared to gold-plated jewellery which is irriversible once the plating comes off. Brass will oxidise over time but you can always polish it back to its original finish.
- Brass is also one of the most sustainable materials available as it is infinitely recyclable. In fact, most brass circulation have already been recycled as it is more expensive to product new brass from raw materials.
How does it compare to gold plating?
Unless your jewellery has a very good quality, heavy plating (at least 2 microns thick), we think brass is a much better affordable choice than an item with a thin gold-plating.
This is because the layer of gold will wear down pretty quickly and you won’t be able to restore its original look without getting it professionally plated again. Even an item with a heavy plating will eventually wear down over time.
But what about brass discolouring my skin?
We always add our signature layer of wood to the back of our brass pieces so the brass never sits against your skin and therefore won’t cause any discolouring.