I am becoming increasingly passionate about gold bangles. The only thing getting in my way is the cost. Gold is through the roof and a small, seemingly inconsequential light-weight gold bangle could cost me my first born. So, in this day and age, we must go outside of the box to accomplish the same fashion goals. Brass, while not gold, is a sufficient substitute. It does not turn easily and, when it does, it can be cleaned well. It costs more than half the price of gold which means you can buy twice the amount of arm candy as we get ready to reveal body parts in Spring fashion. I also find that many designers are making bracelets of sterling silver that are also gold plated. Stack 'em up; they make any ensemble perfect.