Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc that is popular for its durability. This bright metal, golden in colour, offers the look of gold without the price and is often used as a base for gold-filled and gold-plated. Culturally and stylistically, brass with a patina has taken on a recent connotation for jewellery makers: it is one of the three metals of Victorian and, most importantly, steampunk.
Brass is a very similar to bronze, but has a more yellow tone.
Bronze and brass are durable, easy to clean, and will last for decades with proper care. They are great options for beautiful and affordable jewellery.