Amethyst Earrings Filigree Flower Mandala

£14.95

Availability: In stock

Amethyst earrings with a filigree 6 petal flower mandala design hand crafted in nickel free brass and featuring a clear amethyst cabochon stone.

The brass is made from pure copper and zinc of around 70% copper to 30% zinc to produce a warm imitation gold colour. These earrings come with a faux silk pouch (no silk worms harmed in its manufacture) ready to give as a gift.

Size: 30mm diameter
Stone: Natural amethyst 4mm diameter

About this handmade brass jewellery

This is a handmade village craft item made from untreated pure brass and will age naturally when exposed to the elements.

As the brass ages, its golden lustre dims and it turns darker as the copper colour becomes more prominent. There may be patches of different tones where the blend of copper and zinc varies. Restoring brass to its golden state is quite straightforward, it just needs a little elbow grease and some brass cleaner.

A more natural way to clean your brass  is with yoghurt or ketchup where natural acids (lactic acid in yoghurt, tomatoes and spirit vinegar in ketchup) remove the oxidised patina layer.

If you prefer a vintage look you can let your brass jewellery age over time. Some people age their brass prematurely by soaking it in an alkaline solution such as cabbage water or a mildly acidic vinegar and salt combination. Remember to protect the stones by keeping them dry from any cleaning or aging solutions you use.