Caring for sterling silver, brass & copper.
Our jewellery is almost always made from Sterling Silver, Brass or Copper.
/ Sterling Silver is made up of 92,5% Fine Silver and 7,5% Copper.
/ None of our jewellery is plated. Which means the colour will never come off.
/ Copper is one of a few metallic elements with a natural colour other than grey or silver.
/ Brass is a metallic alloy that is made of copper and zinc.
My jewellery is changing colour, what should I do?
At Katmeleon Jewellery we pride ourselves in delivering top quality jewellery. Due to the nature of Sterling Silver, Copper and Brass they may start to change colour over time. The reaction with the air, perfumes, soaps and the acidity levels in your skin play a role in this.
If you want to keep your pieces bright and shiny, we advise you to keep them in an airtight container. Avoid wearing your jewellery whilst swimming, bathing/showering and when you are doing a physical activity.
As you wear your Katmeleon Jewellery pieces, they might begin to develop a patina. We love the character it gives to the jewellery, but realise that it isn't everyone's cup of tea. Here is a quick and easy way to get them shiny again. Simply take a soft cleaning cloth and use a small amount of Brasso or Silvo. Gently give the jewellery a rub, holding it in between your thumb and forefinger. Then remove excess residue with a clean part of the cloth and it should look as good as new.