Copper Jewelry

Fabulous Copper Jewelry Designs

Modern Copper Jewelry

Three Tiered Chased Copper Octagon Earrings
Three Tiered Chased Copper Octagon Earrings

Copper, a commonly-used component with a vast history, continues to intrigue jewelry aficionados with its simplicity and charm. Many copper jewelry designs can be seen walking down the fashion runways this season. Innovative jewelry designers are creating fabulously designed earrings, rings, necklaces, and bracelets using copper. You now will find that many jewelry which is manufactured in silver is currently being made in copper. One of the reasons behind this trend is the stagnant economy. Declining wages and higher gold prices due to the weak economy have made gold jewelry unaffordable for most people. The price of gold and silver have sky rocketed! As a base metal, copper still remains relatively cheap as compared to gold and silver.

Copper is a great alternative to the skyrocketing prices in the precious metal market. Many jewelry artists and designers have found Copper as exciting alternative. Not only is Copper a more affordable metal to work with, its ease of workability makes for a wide variety designs while keep overall costs down. Copper is very easy to cut, form, anneal, and fold into a wide variety of designs.

Copper Throughout the Ages

Copper Carnelian Dogwood Ring
Copper Carnelian Dogwood Ring

More and more people are embracing the copper jewelry style, however the discovery of copper goes back to prehistoric man, between 10,000 and 13,000 years ago. Did you know that copper is the oldest mineral mined by man? Mining methods used to extract this metal ore were started about 5000 B.C. The Sumerian and Egyptian civilizations started to mass produce copper jewelry and farming implements by the year 3,900 B.C. During this era, copper was commonly used to make household items, such as cooking pots. It helped to pave the way to modern civilization.

Qualities of Copper Jewelry

The many appealing properties that copper posses makes it a coveted metal to work with amongst many  jewelry designers. Much of this has to do with copper’s unique color and luster. With its rose-gold like hue, copper adds a warmth that looks great against almost any skin tone. Copper lends itself perfectly to those that like ethnic or earthy looking jewelry. Sturdy and tough, copper is an ideal metal for everyday wear. Its affordable prices and a plethora of designs makes copper a fabulous alternative to gold and silver jewelry.

Wearing copper has been shown to provide many health benefits. Ancient Egyptians once used copper as a way to purify water for drinking. Wearing copper has been shown to provide many health benefits, such as an increase in bone density. Copper might also improve joint health. The mineral found inside many types of jewelry contain an enzyme that aids the body in the building of protective fibers. It is a necessary ingredient that boosts cartilage regeneration throughout the body, as well as the formation of tendons, bone, and other connective tissue. Copper can play a vital role in a person’s life.

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