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History of brass and brass jewelry

History of brass and brass jewelry

January 05, 2020

Brass jewelry is an ancient classical jewelry, thousands of years ago, humans began wearing it. 

Throughout history, brass has been loved by many people and cultures due to its malleability. There are stunning examples of brass jewelry from Iran, Eastern Europe and Egypt. brass was one of the first metals to be used by humans in its natural occurring state. Brass was used as a substitute for stone by Neolithic humans around 8000 B.C. brass castings first appeared around 4000 B.C. by the Egyptians, and 500 years later, around 3500 B.C., it was alloyed with tin to produce Bronze. One of brass first "commercial" uses was in the ancient production of mirrors due to its shimmering beauty and was associated in mythology and alchemy to the goddess Venues/Aphrodite. The name brass is derived from the Latin aes Cyprium, which means "metal of Cyprus," which was later shortened to cyprium, and later corrupted to cuprum. 

Brass jewelry will oxidize over time. As brass tarnishes, it usually produces a beautiful green patina. Skin that has reacted with brass will often turn green as well and the reaction is completely harmless to the body. Brass rings have the highest chance of turning skin green, since rings are in constant contact with your skin.

The Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan has probably the world's largest concentration of native brass. Other localities include Bolivia, the Ural Mountains in Russia, England, Australia, Germany, and Arizona. The warm rich tones of brass jewelry not only make it a "must have" of any fashion conscious woman, it provides a similar look to Rose Gold at a fraction of the price.

Brass jewelry is favored by many due to its beauty and versatility; it has similar color likes gold jewelry. Besides, good flexibility and scalability, and so many creative designs available because of its softness and malleability; jewelry designer can use it to create a unique style of jewelry design.

Edited by Eshine Jewelry ----- Silver Jewelry, Brass Jewelry, Jewelry Manufacturer and Exporter 
 

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