Monday, 21 July 2014

How to re- oxidize your jewellery?


Our RANI stack ring oxy color.
This is how it looks like when it is 
brand new.....



....and this is the same ring
after being worne for some time....



Dark oxydized jewellery will loose 
color over time. That is just how it is. 

Want to bring the dark color back? 
And in an eco friendly way?  

You can do it you  home and it is super easy and almost for 

free. You will pretty much only be in need of
a couple of boiled eggs and Tupperware box. 


The first time I tried it I am not sure what went wrong, 
but the ring didn't darken that much
 and you do not want to let your jewellery stay in that box
 for too long... 
I waited like 1,5 day and as we all know, 
the smell of rotten eggs is, yeah, 
really REALLY disgusting!!! 
Hahha, almost had to leave the apartment for
the rest of the day (; 
But the 2nd time I tried it out and I just chopped
the eggs a bit, putting them in the box with the egg whites
it only took between 4-6 hours as described in the 2nd link 
below.
 ( In the 2nd link there are also some techniques by using chemicals, but we prefer the eco-way ) 







Tips! 

Oxidized brass should not be cleaned with chemicals as that can remove the oxidazion itself. Just use buffing cloth if you want your piece to shine a bit more. 

Tips! 

You can deliver your jewellery to a goldsmith and they can re- oxydize it for you.


Don't forget that you can always write to 
us if any questions or feed back?! 
abareness@abareness.com

Karoline & Anne-Marthe x