Inspired by the craters of the moon, hand-hammered Crater Earrings hang approx. 2-1/2" long and are approx. 1-3/4" diameter, in lightweight brass with 14k gold fill ear wires.
Like a living thing, the brass color will patina and deepen in character over time. If you prefer to keep a bright finish for longer, you can maintain with a jewelry polishing cloth. Please see FAQs for more care instructions information.
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Forged and cut brass items have a "living finish" meaning they are unsealed, allowing them to develop a unique patina over time. If you wish to maintain the original bright finish, you can use a jewelry polishing cloth to clean from time to time. I recommend one like Fabulustre. If you've let the patina develop but want to quickly bring it back to original brightness, a product like Brasso (found in most hardware stores and some grocers) works very well and is very fast and inexpensive.
Gold-filled is minimum 5% fine metal cladding over base metal and does not de-laminate or peel like plated or "dipped" products. Nor does it tarnish as readily as silver. Many owners find that they never have to clean gold-filled items at all. However, from time to time your jewelry may become dirty from everyday wear. To clean gold-filled it is best to use mild soap and water. Hot weather and water will not damage the material.
Generally speaking, gold filled is better quality and will have a much longer lasting color than plated jewelry which contains only a scant fraction of gold comparatively.