About Brass

Brass

  • Relatively easy to cut and drill
  • shows scratches, but more durable than aluminium
  • may be polished to a mirror finish
  • shows fingerprints and becomes tarnished in time if not protected
  • heavy, with gold-like appearance
  • may be too heavy if used for large earrings

Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc with a distinct gold-like appearance when polished. It is heavier and harder than aluminium, and also more maleable.