Droplet earrings from Ariana Boussard-Reifel, featuring a concave droplet design shape and hook fastening for pierced ears.
- Colour: Brass
- Handcrafted with brass
- Measures 1.3cm x 2cm
- Sterling silver ear posts
- Each piece is hand cast and finished
Ariana Boussard-Reifel’s metal is a natural and earth-derived material. It is not plated with metal or plastic coating to keep it from environmental reactions. It will likely change over time, this is the nature of organic materials which can add to the character of the piece.
The jewellery will patina over time and some wear like nicks and scratches and even tarnishing will likely occur with use.
Yellow Brass: The high copper content in brass can cause it to darken over time. This is primarily due to a reaction to water and humidity. Some people, depending on their personal PH balance, experience a green colouring to the skin when it comes in contact with brass. This is perfectly safe and is again due to copper, think of it the Stature of Liberty Effect. If you prefer to avoid the dark patina to the metal, try to keep your brass as dry as possible. Don't swim in it and dry it after washing your hands. In humid climates keep the brass in an airtight container or bag with a piece of chalk to absorb moisture. For a bright shine, it is easiest to use a commercial polish like Brasso to restore your piece to its original lustre. You can also soak the jewellery in ketchup. The acid in the tomato will help to remove tarnish.