Why Buy Professionally plated Jewelry Findings vs. Raw Brass
Have your ever seen Sterling silver that has sat in your jewelry box and the next time you went to wear it said ehw because it was not the beautiful shiny silver that it was when you purchased it. Well like all metals like silver oxidize when exposed to the outside elements.
Raw brass will oxidize and also turn a dark black when exposed to the elements. Some brass is even sold with that already oxidized look. The problem lies with the fact that it will continue to turn black over time and eventually become undesirable. The raw brass will also turn many peoples skin green especially during summer the months. This doesn't provide for a long lasting quality product to be keep for years to come. In order to have professional looking jewelry you need to start with a professional product.
You have a choice of having a finished design that will turn colors over the years with raw materials or you can use plated professional materials that will give you a finished design that will last for years and years to come. Professionaly plating has a cost that comes with it. It is worth your time and your effort to put that extra expense into professional looking quality product to sell to your customers that they will have as an heirloom design that can be past down from generation to gerneration for years to come.