Unique Handcrafted Copper Jewelry Designs

Ever Popular Handmade Copper Jewelry

Copper jewellery continues to be worn for more than 100 years, in part for medical reasons as some think that it boosts good blood circulation and eases the signs of joint disease. Even when those claims have not been clinically verified, copper has been shown to have antimicrobial components (helping to ward off bacterias as well as illness). Nonetheless, it is more likely that the ongoing popularity of copper jewelry has much more related to its exclusive luster and color than it does with its germ-fighting capability!

Copper Jewelry – An Alternative to Costly Rose Gold Jewelry

Copper jewelry (and especially copper earrings) can be sought-after by individuals who like an earthy, ethnic look but increasingly more it is also found making an appearance among the collections associated with high end jewelry manufacturers. It provides an reasonable option to more costly rose gold because of its wonderful pinkish hue when copper is at its most natural form. The warmth of copper furthermore produces a desirable contrast alongside silver’s cool tones.

Fold Formed Copper Shell Earrings
Fold Formed Copper Shell Earrings by San Francisco jewelry designer John S Brana

Versatile Copper Jewelry

Countless artisans furthermore delight in working with this particular metal because of its resilience and versatility. Over time, oxidation can cause unprotected copper to darken into a warm brown color which often enhances the look of jewelry pieces. Furthermore, exposure to the elements causes unprotected copper to form a bluish-green patina that’s generally coveted by individuals who enjoy a distinctive look. Accomplished jewelry designers take advantage of this organic discoloration of copper to produce unique and modern patterns and designs.

Uncoated brilliant copper jewelry can tarnish after some time but tend to be easily renewed to its original state. You can buy commercial detailing cloths or drop your jewelry in a bath of tepid to warm water, one or two drops of fresh lemon juice and some salt. Dry with a soft cloth and the original warmth and appeal of your pieces will rapidly return. Note: silver polish must not be used on copper jewellery since it is abrasive and can mar the finish.

The best method to maintain your copper jewelry nice and shiny, is to keep it in a re-sealable plastic baggie or jewellery case with anti-tarnish paper. Make certain your copper jewelry is clean and moisture free before storing. It is surprisingly easy to take care of copper jewellery equally as it is for silver or gold jewelry. A good point to remember is that copper is the catalyst that quickens tarnish in precious metals, so only 24K Gold and Fine Silver won’t tarnish, because they are not alloyed with copper.