Copper is one of the most important and popular metals in the world, and dates back more than 10,000 years. For millennia, people have prized it for its health and wellness benefits.
It's one of three minerals essential to human well-being. It helps with blood vessel formation, brain development, and healthy bones and teeth. Many swear by its ability to fight inflammation and arthritis. Did you know that abalanced diet requires about 1mg of copper daily?
Cooper has been used for centuries as sanitary material perfect for piping clean water. The Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and Aztecs used its compounds to treat diseases and maintain hygiene.
With its antimicrobial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties, wearing copper can help protect your body and increase your energy.
People have been wearing copper jewelry since the 8th Century BC.
Copper is definitely my favorite metal for jewelry design. Is malleable, versatile, easy to shape, super forgiving and extremely durable. Its natural reddish-brown color delivers an earthy, vintage feel -- giving each jewelry piece a charm of its own.
Between 3900 and 2500 BC, copper's value soared among the Egyptians. In fact, copper artisans were held in high regard, and created crowns and headdresses for the wealthy.
Here in the U.S., the Native Americans traded copper jewelry in the 1800s, and made it super-popular in the Southwest. By the way, Arizona has the one of the world's largest copper deposits.
Copper's jewelry fame didn't stop there. Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, artisans like Francisco Rebejas and Jerry Fells gave the material a reboot with styles still prized today.
And, in the 1970s, copper's popularity rose again as people started tapping into its metaphysical properties.
Plus, wearing copper allows your body to absorb trace amounts into your system. Circle back up to the human body benefits I shared above.