Every case is individually hand made by me, which makes every case uniquely it’s own! Cases are oxidized and then polished to enhance depth, detail and the unique design. Copper and brass will naturally oxidize when exposed to elements, but can easily be polished back to original shine. Polishing instructions and gift box included. Hammer marks and solder may show up on each uniquely crafted piece, particularly on the back where the seam is. Every piece is individually handmade by metalsmith and artist, Jen, and inspected for quality. USPS shipping is fast and free in the USA. Will ship in 1-2 days, first class takes 3-5 days.