Sterling silver and bronze develop a natural patina over time when exposed to oxygen, moisture, and oils from the skin. It is completely natural and harmless. Bronze/Brass metal can develop that greenish-blackish coloring on the skin, but again it is completely harmless and will come off with washing. The severity of the coloring completely depends on the person and affects people differently. People with drier skin or wearing it during drier/colder weather conditions lessens the chance of this happening. If it is bothersome, you can always apply a layer of clear nail polish on the areas that come in contact with your skin (i.e. on the inside of rings).  Just know though that this is not a permanent solution and it would need to be reapplied. 

To delay the patina process, store your jewelry in an air tight container when you are not wearing them. Also try to keep contact between your jewelry and soaps/lotions/chemicals/water to a minimum, and remove your jewelry before bathing, swimming, and washing your hands. You can always restore your jewelry's luster by wiping it with a soft, lint-free polishing cloth. You can also give your jewelry a deeper clean by gently scrubbing it with a soft bristle toothbrush and a mixture of warm water and mild dish washing detergent. Pat dry and wipe with a lint-free polishing cloth. 

Every piece of Tytin Jewelry is handcrafted. We make every effort to ensure the colors and measurements are accurate and consistent, but due to the handmade nature of each item, there may be very slight variations.


Continuum sterling silver has more than 95% precious metal content. This patented sterling silver’s superior oxidization and tarnish resistance allows for a longer lasting finish. Continuum’s mechanical properties fall between those of 14K yellow gold and most other sterling silver alloys. Characteristics include:

  • European-friendly (contains no nickel)

  • Grade 1 bright white metal (No rhodium plating required)

  • Oxidation/tarnish resistant

  • Excellent castability

It is developed by Stuller. For more detailed information, visit here.


We will repair jewelry pieces within 14 days of purchase. There is no charge within the 14 days as long as it is a minor repair due to normal wear and tear or there is a quality defect. Please note, customer is responsible for shipping charges related to repair items. After 14 days, your repair may be subject to a small materials and labor charge that is determined on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for repair inquiries.