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Metals 101: Maintaining your Jewelry

All things require care, full stop. The degree of care may vary depending on a variety of factors but to get the most out of our items we need to care for them. Even pieces of jewelry made of solid gold require care, that care looks different for the steps you’d take to maintain sterling silver, bronze or brass jewelry.  Most metals are an alloy containing different types of metal. 18k gold is an alloy which in addition to 75% gold also contains copper and sterling silver. Where as bronze is an alloy comprised of copper and tin.   Many folks I speak with express concern when it comes to items made with brass and bronze, there’s real worry about the...

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