Brass accents on a Cross necklace Much of the jewelry we have on has findings and accents in Brass. The term used for alloys of copper and zinc in a solid solution, typically it is more than 50% copper and from 5% to 20% zinc, in comparison to bronze which is principally an alloy of copper and tin. Despite this distinction, some types of brasses are called bronzes. Brass has a yellow color, somewhat similar to gold, because of this, and its relative resistance to tarnishing, it is often used as a decoration to handmade jewelry.

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