I have been wanting to make copper hand stamped bracelets as a hobby and want to ask few question about oxidization. My city has high humid levels and the copper blackens within 36hrs. I want to keep its shine last long. How can this be achieved? I have done buffing/polishing the bracelet…although it shines beautifully it still gets my fingerprints asap I touch it and it is temporary. Will polishing + lacquer it with copper – give the desired result. I am not sure..as I read terms like plating / clear coat of sealant / anti tarnish / lacquer – are they all the same techniques or different.
As far as I have read there are two ways to achieve this – spray or dip it in some liquid. I would appreciate if you help me with this. Thanks !