DELZA uses raw, un-plated brass, which will naturally tarnish over time. This patina imparts a warm, vintage look and tends to enhance the texture and shape of a design.
Many people embrace this natural change, while occasionally using a jewelry cloth for a gentle polish. Sunshine Polishing Cloth, a DELZA favorite, is highly recommended. A sample cloth is included with each order of brass or sterling silver jewelry.
To avoid excessive tarnishing, keep your jewelry dry. Don’t wear it in water. Remove it before sleeping. Avoid contact with hairspray, lotion, makeup, etc., as these substances can accelerate tarnishing. Store the jewelry in a non-humid environment and in a small plastic bag when not in use. Learn more from our jewelry care and cleaning tips page.