What metals I use...
My metal is pure and raw just as nature intended. I don't plate or dip the metal. Every piece is made from scratch in the US and I take considerable care with your creation, fabricating each piece by my own hands infusing each piece I make with a little bit of my own soul. In its purest state, metal, when it comes in contact with air and the oils of your skin, does tarnish or darken, this is called patina. So aged or darkened metal is a natural process and it really depends on each individual person as to how long it will take before your piece will develop it's own aged look. I work with base metals which are alloys and solid metals.
Here's a breakdown of the content in our metals:
Recycled Sterling or Sterling Silver is nickel free, pure 100% sterling silver. Red brass or Nu Gold is 85% copper and 15% zinc. Copper is pure 100% copper. People can have allergies to so many things and metal. If it is a concern to you, I would suggest you research your allergic tendencies and know them well before making a purchase. I cannot be held responsible for allergic reactions to my products. Reach out to me prior to making a purchase if you want to know any additional information about any of the products I offer.