**N.B. Unless otherwise noted in the description all the findings (ear wires, chains, etc.) that have been used in the making of these earrings are plated. This means that they have a brass core with a thin layer of the metal colour. This is the colour that you see on the outside of the plated findings. Over time these will tarnish (become slightly discoloured or even the top layer will wear out). Plated materials are often used within fashion jewellery in order to keep prices lower and more affordable for the consumer. By storing your jewellery in a closed container and away from other jewellery can keep your jewellery from quickly tarnishing. Try to avoid wearing in extreme weather and moisture.