June 09, 2023
Fashionistas and models alike are itching to get their hands on the hottest new jewelry designs. Instead of gold, silver, or platinum, however, they're flocking towards a vintage metal with a bright future: brass. Although more recently the metal of choice for locks, keys, and doorknobs, brass has been making a new appearance on fashion runways everywhere.
Jewelry styles using this surprising choice of metals range from delicate to chunky, from vintage to modern. Whether you're in to steam punk fashion or are looking for something a bit more delicate, brass may be just what you've been looking for. Brass jewelry ranges from large, dramatic bangles and rings to dainty beaded earrings - no matter your fashion style, there's likely a brass design to suit you.
Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc, and has long been prized for it's artistic appeal. Jewelry artisans are now turning to red brass or Nu Gold as a design medium, and the result is both beautiful and amazing. Brass is as flexible as gold or silver, and can be worked and shaped into nearly any design. It can be left with a matte finish or buffed to a glossy shine; this flexibility makes it a popular material for designers to work with.
Brass jewelry is not for the faint of heart; chances are, if you're wearing it, you'll get attention. Most brass jewelry designs are both beautiful and unique. The sheen of brass is sure to draw attention to your accessories from those who are fashion conscious; after all, it's clearly not gold or silver. If you like to turn heads and be on top of the newest and hottest fashion trends, brass is clearly your metal of choice.
Brass jewelry offers a unique appeal with a break from the traditional styles we're used to seeing. If you want to shake things up this season, consider accessorizing with brass. This metal offers an antique shine for nearly any outfit, and the design options are virtually limitless. If you're ready to shake up your fashion accessories for a new season, consider purchasing a brass piece or ensemble today.
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June 04, 2014
Much like real gold, Nu-gold has a rich, luxurious warm color that only enhances the design element. When polished, the red hue can become even more noticeable. Over time, the color of Nu-gold can darken, resulting in a beautiful blend of colors, often referred to as “Chameleon Metal”. Along with the darker gold color, Nu-gold also features splashes of forest green and raspberry pink tones.
Nu-gold can be texturized or stamped to take on a variety of designs or patterns. Its surface can be hammered to create texture that creates a brilliant shine. This bold design element can be worn by men and women. Hand-chased texture is also a popular design, which when polished to a mirror finish, makes for a bold piece of jewelry. Experiment with a variety of designs, including nature-inspired textures, such as bark.
March 21, 2014
When you're walking through the forest, surrounded by trees on every side, you just can't help but notice the exquisite forms that the bark makes as it travels up along the side of the trunks. It's nature's true artistry with no two sections of bark ever looking quite the same. The John S Brana Nu Gold Bark Drop Earrings are inspired by these beautiful forms and have a handsome one of a kind look of their own because they are entirely handmade.
Purchase these for yourself or as a special gift, and you can be certain you're getting something you simply can't find elsewhere. The John S Brana Nu Gold Bark Drop Earrings have a handsome rectangular shape, making them a lovely balance for a round, oval or heart face shape. The earrings have been hand textured to create the bark pattern, and they are protected with a clear coat to preserve the Nu Gold red brass precious metal used in the construction.
March 04, 2014
This elegant Texturized Anticlastic Nu Gold Bangle Bracelet flaunts unexpected curves that have art-gallery sophistication. The statement-sized design is bold with a warm and textured sheen, yet light and comfortable on the wrist, so it's easy to pull off with all your favorite outfits. Get this bracelet for your collection and you’ll always have a go-to standard befitting any occasion.
Have you heard of Nu Gold? You’re in for a treat! Nu Gold is a brass alloy that has been specially formulated for jewelry. It is also known as “Merlin’s Gold.” With Nu Gold you get a rich warm color that when polished resembles gold perfectly. Nu Gold contains 85% copper and 15% zinc. Because there is no nickel it tarnishes considerable slower than copper. The color compliments any gemstone color making it very versatile!
Bangle Bracelets are a true classic, and look fantastic on just about everyone! They look great layered with other handmade jewelry. This piece can easily go from day wear to evening wear with a quick outfit change! The color of this metal compliments many colors, wear with just about any outfit you want! Get the look of gold without the huge price tag! High on class, low on fuss. Nu Gold is easy to keep clean and polished! Each piece is specially coated to prevent tarnish and very easy to clean and polish. Nu Gold would work great as a 21st wedding anniversary gift, and hey, we’ll even mail your bracelet in a gift wrap box for you. Present your loved one with this special gift on an anniversary, birthday or just any old day! Not a gift? Go ahead and treat yourself, you deserve it!
May 17, 2013
I've recently been using Nu Gold in my jewelry designs. Nu Gold resembles real gold without the hefty price tag associated with 14K and 18K gold jewelry. Nu-Gold is an alloy of zinc and copper and is commonly referred to as Red Brass. Best of all, Nu-Gold doesn't contain Nickel, making it perfect for those with Nickel allergies common with most "fashion jewelry" metals. Here's is a video of my most recent jewelry designs featuring Nu Gold metal.
Read Nu-Gold a Great Alternative to Karat Gold Jewelry to find out more about this popular new metal. Feel free to leave a comment below on your thoughts about this relatively new alloy and its use as an alternative metal to karat gold.