Copper is a sustainable material to work with and to wear. It is used in so many ways and can easily be reused. Copper is an essential mineral, meaning it occurs naturally in the human body, but also in nature. Copper has a signature reddish brown color and is a malleable and soft natural metal. Over time, copper develops a unique green patina seen on the Statue of Liberty in New York City.
Today there are a variety of ways copper is used, from currency to industrial construction, roofing to jewelry and more.
Before becoming an industrial and universal metal, copper dates back prehistoric times. Between the years 3300 and 1200 B.C., copper was used for primitive tools in the Middle East.
Over time, and with technological advancements, copper became a popular metal alloy and jewelry metal.
How is copper used in jewelry?
Copper is highly malleable and eye-catching with its unique red-orange hue, which makes it a great material to use in jewelry. Although copper is currently a popular jewelry metal, it’s been used for millennia. In fact, the first recorded use of copper jewelry dates back to 8th century B.C.
Due to its natural orange earth tone, copper is a beautiful jewelry metal. Even better, it’s versatile because it’s easy to shape, imprint and engrave.