Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. The proportions of zinc and copper can be varied to create a range of brasses with varying properties. For jewelry, the most commonly used percentages of copper and zinc is 67% and 33%. This mixture helps the brass become stronger and more durable than copper alone, which allows for superb electroplating quality, and thus, it is the perfect combination for fashion jewelry.
Brown A brown coating gives a piece of jewelry the color of chocolate (dark) or coffee (light) brown. This color of plating is not commonly seen in jewelry, and presents unique and exclusive statement pieces.