• Polished Aluminum Collection

    Formed of a unique alloy developed by Lunares, each piece is sand cast and highly polished giving our signature shapes a sensuous quality and unique luster. Extremely friendly in use, the metal does not chip, peel, crack, break, and it will not tarnish unless exposed to chemical detergents or acids for extended periods of time. It is food safe, durable, and easy to maintain. Since all pieces are handmade, imperfections on the highly polished surface are a familiar characteristic. We think they add to the artisanal beauty of the piece.

        • Food Safe. Oven safe up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
        • First thoroughly wash your piece with mild dish soap and water, and towel dry.
        • Do not use abrasives or clean in automatic dishwashers as that will affect its luster.
        • As with any metal, Lunares items will scratch if not handled properly.
        • Food should be removed soon after serving. As with any metal, leaving food for extended periods may result in discoloration – especially highly acidic or salty foods such as salad dressings, vinegars, tomatoes, or other fruits.
        • If using Lunares containers for fresh flowers, coat the inside of the piece with heavy household shortening to protect the surface from chemicals in the soil and water.

    Note: These items can be engraved - on polished aluminum surface only. We don't offer engraving as a service, but we have many customers who have ordered frames, platters, etc., and had them engraved for special occasions. It makes a great gift option.


    Black Nickel, or Bronze Finish

    Our exclusive colored alloys are proprietary finishes developed by Lunares’s Research and Design Studios. They combine the sensuousness of our signature style with a range of unique, lustrous finishes. Since all pieces are handmade, imperfections on the finish are a familiar characteristic.

        • The colored alloy finishes are a decorative finish and they will scratch if not handled properly.
        • Do not wash or use abrasives. Wipe fingerprint smudges with a soft dry cloth.


    Gold Finish Items
     
    Our gold finish items are made with gold plating on an aluminum alloy base. The finish on these items has a beautiful shine that can only be created with real gold, and our gold plate has the unmistakable gleam of a true precious metal.

        • The gold plate is a decorative finish and it will scratch if not handled properly.
        • Hand wash with non abrasive soap & water and towel dry. Frequent washing will dull the finish.
        • Wipe fingerprint smudges with a soft dry cloth.
        • May be used to serve dry fruits, bread, nuts and other dry foods. Do not use for acidic foods.


    Enamel Collection

    The enamel collection is a proprietary finish developed by Lunares’ Research and Design Studios. It combines the elegance of enamel with the shine and hardiness of metal, creating an indestructible piece. Very friendly for use. It is food safe for hot and cold foods.

        • Food Safe. 
        • First thoroughly wash your piece with mild dish soap and water, and towel dry.
        • Do not use abrasives or clean in automatic dishwashers as that will affect its luster.

    Note: These items can be engraved - on silver surface only. We don't offer engraving as a service, but we have many customers who have had them engraved for special occasions. It makes a great gift option.