It’s been an exciting week here at ISHKA HQ! At long last, our much-anticipated, exclusive brass jewellery collection has landed in stores. Let’s just say there's been happy dances and high vibes all round.
Why are we so mesmerised by this brass jewellery range, you may wonder? Well, one look really says it all. But it’s not just the glowing beauty of each lovingly handcrafted piece that has us beaming. Brass jewellery has a fascinating history that dates back centuries, and is said to hold mysterious powers that leave our mind, body and spirit shining just as brightly as the golden metal itself.
Read on to learn more about brass jewellery, and how you can clean and care for your very own brass treasure.
Brass Jewellery: Origin & History
Since 4000 B.C in Egypt, brass has been regarded in spiritual and metaphysical traditions as a metal that reveals our inner goodness and truth.
Have you ever heard the saying, ‘As bold as brass’? This offers a little insight into the wonders of brass jewellery, particularly for those of us who lack the confidence to be ourselves, or say what’s on our hearts.
An alloy of copper and zinc, brass is believed to hold metaphysical healing properties that summon courage, giving you the confidence to express your true authentic self - to reveal the goodness you know is inside you the world needs to see!
Brass energies are also said to attract healing and wealth, and have been popular in magical rituals for centuries to overcome ailments and bring abundance.
So if you’re looking for a unique piece of jewellery that attracts courage and inspires the true goddess within you, explore our brass jewellery collection.
Tips for cleaning & caring for brass jewellery
- Solid brass jewellery will last an age with a little care and maintenance from time to time. The gradual build up of dirt and grime can reduce the lustre of brass, so regularly cleaning brass jewellery in warm water and soap will keep it radiant and sparkling.
- Another way to maintain the lustre and shine of brass is to buff your jewellery with a polishing cloth. Use a soft brush or cloth when cleaning brass jewellery to avoid scratching the surface.
- Always clean brass in the direction of the metal’s natural grain, as opposed to rubbing in circular motions.
- Brass is prone to retaining water spots, so always dry immediately after cleaning.
- Brass jewellery does not rust and is resistant to corrosion, but is known to develop a greenish patina over time. This can potentially leave green-coloured marks on your skin which aren’t harmful or permanent, and are easily removed with soap and water.
- To avoid green marks, you can always have your brass jewellery lacquered. A good way to do this yourself is by applying clear nail polish to the part of the jewellery that touches your skin - this forms a barrier to keep your skin free of stains.
- As brass is a natural material, even with regular cleaning it will likely tarnish, bringing a charming vintage quality to your jewellery piece over time.