COPPER (and other base metals) CARE.


 

Copper is a metal that naturally tarnishes with oxygen and casual wear.

To prevent this our rings are buffed with a crystalline wax polish that creates an invisible protective layer which will keep away the bleak dullness that can happen.

Keeping that sweet shine alive we reccommend getting a hold of a polishing cloth for the vitality of all your metal objects and accessories - Find these online or at your local jewellers.  💎

Eventually - (because you're going to be so obsessed and wearing these on the daily!) this wax will fade and tarnishing will occur.

I personally enjoy the ways metals interact and change with the environment but if your after that sheen to be ever lasting you can use natural household ingredients.

Tarnishing is a natural process, so it makes sense to use natural items to eliminate the dark, grimy appearance. Commercial copper cleaners often contain harsh chemicals, but you can naturally clean copper with materials usually already found in your home.

Naturally acidic ingredients such as vinegar and lemon are perfect for getting rid of copper tarnish.

All you have to do is pop your pieces in a glass for 15 mins and viola! You can also rub a mixture of 1 tablespoon of table salt and 1 cup of white vinegar onto the copper with a soft cloth and rinse. Or, immerse the tarnished copper into a pot of 3 cups of water and the salt-vinegar mixture, bring to a boil and boil until the grime and tarnish comes off. Once the copper is cool, wash it with soap and water, rinse and rub with a soft cloth.

Be aware that acidic treatments can damage gem stones so make sure you take that into account before you go nuts with making your look shimmer like new again. 💫


With love. 
Wander Scout.