Copper is one of the most popular metal used in making jewelry after gold and silver. The uses of copper are numerous as apart from jewelry it is also used in making currencies, antique utensils, weapons construction industry and so much more.
Copper is one of the four metallic elements with a unique color of its own. The two most important and commercially successful metal alloys ‘brass and bronze’ are formed using copper.
Origin: Since copper is naturally derived from nature it has been in the picture since the mankind. Now a days, it is quite popular in making jewelry pieces however, back then and it was used by early men to make tools and weapons. Copper is the oldest metal present on earth and hence is the first one to be used by humans. Due to the technological advancements the use of copper have only increased during the years, making it the 2nd most used metal in the world.
Native copper is the purest, uncombined form of copper. Historically this natural mineral was the most important source for Copper. Today small quantities of it is found mostly scattered around the world, Michigan being the only source which is still rich in native copper. In the present day copper is sourced from various other ores, the major ones being Chalcopyrite, Bornite and Malachite.
Copper in jewelry! Its a great metal to be used in making jewelry because of its qualities such as durability and unique reddish brown color. The first use of copper in making jewelry goes back to 8th century BC. It is also a great metal to be added with gemstones having colors like red, blue and green. It is perfect to be paired with precious metals like gold and silver as it adds on a vintage touch.
Benefits of copper jewelry: Copper is not just like any other metal as it has many reasons why your next jewelry piece should be made of copper.
Clean, care & store copper jewelry:
This is pretty much you need to know about copper being used as a jewelry piece. It is worth your investment and will last longer than you can imagine.
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