Manufactured oxygen-free to prevent
Sterling silver tarnishes over time. That time is infinitely longer if silver is kept clean and away from dust and dirt. Keep your jewelry clean and tarnish free by scrubbing with a toothbrush
and toothpaste under hot water. There many products
available to keep your jewelry shining. Polishing
cloths do not work well with wire jewelry because
the surface area is irregular. Read labels carefully
before using any liquid silver dips. Please handle
with caution because many are toxic. Rubber gloves
are recommended. A respirator and/or ventilation
is recommended for use with diluted sulfuric acid
formulas such as Tarn-X. Jason Burruss does not
use opals and other soft stones so that all silver
cleaning techniques can be used on his jewelry.
Gold-filled, or gold overlay, is made by heat- and pressure-bonding a thin layer of 14kt. gold to a brass core. The 1/20th notation refers to the ratio of karat gold to brass core by weight, which is 5%. All gold-filled used by Jason Burruss is nickel-free.