Artefacts Care

With copper as its base constituent, brass is among the most durable metals around. It can last for thousands of years if properly stored and maintained. Brass is corrosion and rust-resistant, it can hold up well to regular wear without deteriorating.  As a result, brass jewellery is durable and could outlive you if you care for it well.

Arkaika Artefacts are coated with nano-ceramic technology, which achieves maximum durability while maintaining the beauty and feel of metal and stone jewellery (wether the item is polished or pre-aged). This coating will also prevent your skin from getting tarnished. The longevity of this coating will vary depending on different conditions.  

Some conditions that undermine the longevity of brass include ammonia, moisture, acidic, and salty environments. Chemicals from deodorants, perfumes, and skin moisturisers are bad for brass too. Storing brass jewellery in a dry, preferably airtight container, pouch, or box when not in use will preserve it.

When new, brass has a beautiful golden shine and makes stunning jewellery. While ageing brass loses a lot of its luster, some people actually do admire that rustic vintage look. But if you are not one of them, you can simply polish the brass to restore it to its original gleam. 

How to Polish Brass and Copper Jewellery: 
One simple method involves the use of products that you most likely have in your own home. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Prepare vinegar, salt, flour, warm water, and a small bowl.
  2. Put 1 teaspoon of salt and ½ cup of vinegar into the bowl. Mix properly until the salt completely dissolves into the vinegar.
  3. Add the flour into the mixture and mix well until you produce a paste-like substance.
  4. Rub you jewellery with this paste and make sure to cover all surfaces.
  5. Leave the item for 10 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
  6. Make sure to dry the jewellery with clean cloth as quickly as possible to prevent moisture from triggering tarnishing.