Copper is beautiful color of metal that has been known to humans since the beginning of history. Many copper ornaments, coins and copper jewelry have been discovered during the excavations of the ancient cities. Being a soft metal and taking an easy shape made wolf bracelets copper more versatile for making kitchen ware as well. We always admire the fascinating copper bowls, vases and jars in museums that were found in historical places from over 2,000 years ago. Because copper keeps water cold it was made into water jars and it was great a metal to cook in so many pots were discovered. Copper has been always one of the most functional metals.
Copper has been celebrated as a precious metal for centuries. Copper has often been used for its beauty and luster to create ornaments, handmade earrings, handmade bracelets, necklaces, rings, other handmade jewelry and unique gifts. Most people like the warm glow of copper for their handcrafted jewelry pieces as copper’s beautiful earthy tone also gives a soothing and comforting effect.
Copper also made a great metal for making handmade unique jewelry by hammering, bending and giving different textures. Copper is the base metal for most of the elegant enamel and cloisonne jewelry that has been made for centuries. You can find these gorgeous enamel unique copper pieces in museums and the most expensive boutiques throughout Europe and in North America.
Copper jewelry gained more importance as jewelry once the health benefits were discovered. Handmade bracelets, handmade rings, handmade earrings became more available and sought after. Copper absorbs the negative ions from the body and relieves the pains that arthritis and rheumatism cause. Some copper bracelets and rings are also available with magnets to help relieve the pain more.
There is also another way of making copper jewelry that is very fascinating. This unique technique was originated from an old Turkish art that goes back centuries. Handmade jewelry pieces are individually handcrafted in a process of many different steps in order to achieve very special effects. Animal, wildlife and Native American jewelry designs are drawn by hand and transferred onto copper. These unique pieces are then silver plated to highlight the horse, dolphin, hummingbird and dragonfly designs. To give a contrast between silver and copper, black color is used in between to separate these two parts of metal color. To highlight all these exceptional unique jewelry pieces, parts of the cat, wolf and nature design is diamond cut. Diamond cut is done by hand and requires highly skilled craftsmanship that can only be obtained by years of training. If an artisan is working with copper, it is better to make sure to coat the handcrafted gifts they are creating so people enjoy for a long time without polishing.
Diamond cut, also known as bright cut, makes the copper bracelets, rings, earrings and necklaces look very valuable and expensive. These diamond cut unique jewelry pieces look like they have diamonds inserted in them and sparkle like the stars in the sky. Most people who like handmade jewelry appreciate all the skilled work that goes into these handcrafted gifts and they always cherish, value and enjoy them for a long time.
The artisans of copperreflections.com have been making handcrafted jewelry and unique gift ideas since 1985. Inspired by the beauty of wildlife, nature and Native Peoples of North America, each piece is carefully designed and handcrafted especially for you. Our designs are silver plated and diamond cut on copper handcrafted jewelry and unique gift ideas.