All Nurtured Works products are coated with a clear, high gloss protective acrylic resin specifically designed for copper which protects, preserves and beautifies each piece. Additionally coated and polished with micro-crystalline wax which is acid neutral, water and alcohol resistant. Our products should provide long term, worry-free (and green skin free!) wear if proper care is taken. As all coatings will wear away over time, we recommend keeping your piece dry and free from any chemical or abrasive contact.
If you prefer to have your item without coatings, please include a note in the "Note to Seller" section during checkout and we can leave the coatings off. Items with applied patina will lose patina quickly without preservation, and similarly polished items will oxidize naturally and lose luster without preservation.
Please note the ring pictured is not the piece you will receive, these photos are of our "standard" which is kept on hand in order for us to make a new one for you, just like what is shown. We compare every item made to these standards in order to provide you with the most accurate representation we can. Due to the handmade nature of each piece, some slight variations may be noticed, however we aim to maintain consistency as much as possible. You will receive a quality, handmade ring- made to order each time, and uniquely yours!