Brass & Copper
Both of these metals are what is considered a base metal. What you see is what you get. They are both nickel free, yippee! As you wear these jewels on all your adventures they may gather a little tarnish, or patina. Go ahead and give them a wipe with a polishing cloth and they will be good to go.
This is the only plated metal we create with here at Wild Balance. This means there is a layer of a shiny alloy coating over a brass base. Over time this coating will rub away, leaving you with a brass piece of jewelry. If you’re really excited about this dark, shiny-but-not-to-fancy look, avoid swimming and showering while wearing and store in a dry area; i.e. not your bathroom sink.
Doesn’t that 925 number just give you the warm and fuzzies? It’s the stamp that ensures you’re getting the good stuff. Sterling silver, made of 92.5% pure silver and strengthened with 7.5% of another material, has a bad habit of tarnishing over time or with exposure to moisture. If your sterling silver jewelry starts to look a little dull, simply clean with warm water and just a dab of a gentle dishwashing soap. Add a little elbow grease if needed, and brush with a soft toothbrush, gently. Be sure to rinse well and wipe dry with a polishing cloth or a piece of soft cotton. To prevent permanent dulling of your Wild Balance jewelry, avoid polishing with a paper towel or tissue which causes tiny little marks over time.
14K Gold Fill
Gold Filled jewelry is the bees knees. It is as close to the real deal that you can get at a fraction of the price and guess what? It can shiny gold FOREVER with a little love and tenderness. This metal is not a plated, it will not flake, rub off or turn your neck green. When it gets dingy or dull, simply rinse with soap and water. Or take it to the next level and spritz with rubbing alcohol, ammonia or Windex, then give it a rinse in warm water. Polish with a shredded piece of your ex boyfriend’s flannel or any other soft, cotton cloth.
** we HIGHLY recommend that you take necklaces off to shower & sleep. That light as a feather chain that you love and never want to take off is delicate and made of very fine wire that will STRETCH over time. Rolling around in bed speeds up this process. If you want to ignore this advice, it's cool; we will replace your chain as many times as you need**