Handcrafted, fair trade Robles wood beads from the Philippines on 18 gague brass or gold-filled hoops. As with all handmade beads, expect diversity in the shape, size, and color.
Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc, and is not irritating for most skin types. It also has the natural ability to tarnish and antique in the most beautiful way, much like wine gets better with time! If you don't like the antiqued look, you can use a jewelry polishing cloth to keep your brass shiny and yellow! The sails are made from genuine lambskin leather, so be sure to keep them away from water and makeup that could stain.
Gold-filled jewelry should rarely tarnish, however it can become dirty from contact with skin or excessive wear. You can clean your jewelry by using an old toothbrush, mild detergent, and warm water. Please allow jewelry to completely dry before putting it away. It is always wise to remove your jewelry before showering as it will protect it from excessive water exposure and other chemicals in shampoo or soap.
We will do our best to fill you in on how to best keep your jewelry in tip top shape and want to provide you with the best product possible. However, we cannot be responsible for poor jewelry care. Please be sure to store your jewelry in a dry (preferably air-tight) container and treat it with love. And as always, don't hesitate to let us know if you need help with your jewelry care!