Brass is a yellow alloy of copper and zinc, resembling gold in color. Each piece is given a coat of wax, creating a barrier, allowing the shiny gold color to keep. However, tarnish and patina will happen over time, giving your piece a unique aged look. If you prefer to keep your jewelry in a more golden state, here are a few tips that can help:
Avoid wearing your jewelry in the shower
Use a jewelry cleaning cloth to brighten and shine
Store your jewelry in a dry place, preferably a non-tarnish zip lock bag
Kristen Nivala's designs are influenced by celestial geometries, ancient textiles, and organic textures. She includes these elements in her work with a reductionist approach, hand fabricating metal into geometric shapes with natural stones and gems, to create her own collection of Modern Bohemian Jewelry.