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Brass has a similar appearance to gold and is an great alternative jewelry choice. However, brass jewelry does entail some extra care and responsibilities. Like silver, you can wet brass jewelry. Moisture can cause a brown patina to form which gives brass jewelry a unique look.
Even with stringent care, most brass jewelry will eventually show signs of tarnish over time. Even if you keep it dry, it can still absorb moisture from air and from your sweat. However, you can restore its original look by using a polish cloth or steel wool, which is available at any hardware store.