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Brass jewelry - sustainable and modern

Brass Jewelry - Delicate Jewelry - Geometric Jewelry by OAY

Brass jewelry from OAY ||

Handmade brass jewelry

Whether geometric jewelry, delicate jewelry, minimalist jewelry, fine jewelry or sustainable jewelry. Our brass jewelry combines all of these properties and is characterized by its simple design. Inspired by ancient cultures and modern shapes, our geometric jewelry is timeless and beautiful. It is based on the love of all things, wabi-sabi (Japanese concept of perception of beauty), earthy and natural. It forms a beautiful patina over time, reminding us of the beauty of imperfection and aging.

Fine Jewelry - Features:

Our sustainable jewelry is made of brass, as this metal ages beautifully over time and acquires its unique patina. It gives the fine jewelry the aura of an old treasure. The beauty of brass jewelry is the unobtrusive gold color. It is not as “cheesy” as gold jewelry, but it still has a warm tone in contrast to silver jewelry. Brass is a recyclable material and therefore sustainable.

Brass jewelry – how it all began:

In the 3rd millennium B.C. In the 4th century BC, craftsmen in Babylon and Assyria put the materials copper and zinc carbonate together for the first time and used them to create the material calamine. They used open melting furnaces for this process. 1000 years earlier, calamine was produced in the same way in Palestine. However, the foundation for widespread brass production was not laid until around 1000 BC. placed in Asia Minor. By heating the zinc/copper compound in a closed crucible rather than an open one. As a result, brass reached the status of a utility metal, which the Greeks, Romans and Indians in particular adopted and made brass jewelry from. Over the years, the Romans developed an optimized melting process. Brass was ultimately used, among other things, to produce coins. The spread of the material increased and the variety of production grew continuously, so that vessels and other objects were eventually made. One of the most famous pieces of the time is the “Hemmoorer Bucket” - the fact that you can still see this vessel today symbolizes the incredible durability of brass. Brass experienced its heyday in the 11th century. At this time, numerous objects of artistic value were produced, primarily in France and Germany.

What is brass?

The name brass comes from the Malaysian word “tambaga”. In a broad sense, this is an alloy of copper and zinc. In the narrower sense, however, the copper content must be a minimum of 72% to be considered brass. Compounds with a zinc content of five to 45% are common. Special brasses are created by adding small amounts of other metals, such as aluminum, iron or silicon. Because of the even distribution of zinc and copper during melting, brass is a very homogeneous material. If brass has a high copper content, the material is used for the production of brass jewelry. Whether necklaces, pendants, rings, earrings or bracelets – almost any piece of jewelry made of brass can be used. Because of its high copper content, brass jewelry usually has a reddish-brown color. Brass can be easily cleaned with toothpaste or a vinegar-salt mixture and thus has a special hygiene advantage.

How do you store your OAY brass jewelry?

When you are not wearing your geometric jewelry, store it in a dry and light-protected place. Avoid contact with moisture such as oils, perfumes, lotions... Our minimalist jewelry is handmade but not unbreakable. Pass With Care.

Brass jewelry - care -

If you prefer shiny brass, you can polish up your minimalist jewelry at any time as follows: Mix salt, lemon and flour into a paste and smear it on the brass. Leave it on for some time and then wash it off with a damp cloth. Then buff over it with a dry towel. Alternatively, you can also use a lemon. Cut the lemon in half and sprinkle with salt. Now take one half and rub it onto your brass jewelry, then rinse your piece of jewelry with a little water and dry it with a cloth. Ketchup can also help clean brass. Smear the ketchup on the brass and let it sit for a while. Then rinse it off again and dry it again with a cloth. As another variant, you can simply use a red metal polishing paste from “Bindulin” from the hardware store, for example.

Sustainable jewelry - Environmentally friendly packaging -

Protecting our earth is particularly important to us. With sustainability and slow fashion in mind, each piece is created in our studio after the order has been received. This can reduce waste and promote conscious consumption. Brass is a recyclable material and therefore sustainable. It can be recycled as often as you like with almost no loss of quality. In Germany alone, around 2 million tons of copper and brass products are produced every year. The recycled content is well over 50 percent. And the trend is rising. All brass products can be used to extract raw materials. Furthermore, our flyers/lookbooks/cards are made from recycled natural paper. The packaging film is made of cellophane. It is made of cellulose and is plastic-free. After use, our cellophane bags are compostable and biodegradable. This is how you and we make a valuable contribution to a plastic-free life. Discover sustainable, geometric, minimalist and fine jewelry from OAY. We hope you enjoy your brass jewelry.

Are you a retailer and would like to have our jewelry in your shop? You can find more information in the B2B customer area . Inspired by ancient cultures and modern forms.
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Discover sustainable, geometric, minimalist and fine jewelry from OAY . Here you will find our earrings , necklaces and rings . You can find an overview of all products here . We hope you enjoy your brass jewelry.

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