Many international coins are made of brass. Brass is tough and shiny gold-colored metal made of copper and zinc. More zinc makes brighter and softer brass, while more copper makes brass tougher and tarnish faster. Brass is a durable material, perfect for coin planchets, and coin pendants made of brass coins look fantastic.
Over time the copper in the brass tarnishes, but it is easy to fix. The following method to shine brass will work on any brass item from musical instruments to light fixtures, to home accessories, to coin pendants.
How to shine brass
All you need is a little lemon juice and a little baking soda. This recipe is enough for a couple of coin pendants.
Pour two tablespoons of lemon juice into a non-metal bowl.
Add baking soda to make a batter. Stir to dissolve the baking soda.
Place your coin pendant in the batter and let it sit for a few minutes.
Remove your coin pendant and rinse it off.
If the brass coin pendant is still tarnished, gently rub the batter over the coin with your fingers to bring back the shine. Rinse your coin pendant and dry it with a soft cloth to remove all the cleaning batter. Repeat as needed.
This gentle recipe can help you shine brass all over the house, and in the jewelry box!
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Links to Brass Coin Pendant Necklaces in the photo:
Queen Elizabeth Golden Brass Shine Coin Pendant
Irish Harp Golden Brass Shine Coin Pendant
Morocco Star Golden Brass Shine Coin Pendant
Guyana Golden Jaguar Brass Shine Coin Pendant
French Mercury Reclining in Golden Shine Brass Coin Pendant
French Marianne Shine Golden Brass Coin Pendant
Sacagawea and Child Golden Shine Brass Coin Pendant
Smiling Sun Golden Argentina Shine Brass Coin Pendant
Leo the Golden Lion Ethiopia Shine Brass Coin Pendant
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