Aside from its appealing earthy tone and ability to match nearly everything, copper jewelry offers more to the wearer than what meets the eye! Copper is my favorite metal to work with because of its versatility and fascinating healing qualities.
A well known conductor of energy, copper paired with healing stones has the potential to amplify and enhance the stone’s energy, as well as your own! Copper is an essential mineral for energy production, wound healing, bone health and many other vital processes. Many wear copper to relieve pain from stiffness and arthritis.
When you wear copper, trace amounts of the mineral are deposited into your system. This is beneficial because most people don’t ingest enough copper in their regular diets. Low copper levels have been linked to all kinds of health issues. It’s no wonder why copper is included in most multivitamins.
Copper is naturally found throughout the body so you don’t have to worry about having a negative reaction to it unless you are allergic, which is rare. The green tint that sometimes appears from wearing copper for a prolonged period of time happens from the natural process of oxidization and is temporary and harmless. Copper is actually antimicrobial, meaning it kills bacteria.
Since ancient times, copper has been known as a great healing and sacred metal. Today, there are many studies and articles available about the healing properties of copper. Check out this excerpt from University of Maryland Medical Center about some of its many important health benefits!
“Copper helps your body make red blood cells and keeps nerve cells and your immune system healthy. It also helps form collagen, a key part of bones and connective tissue. Copper may also act as an antioxidant, reducing free radicals that can damage cells and DNA. Copper helps the body absorb iron. Your body also needs copper to make energy.”