The roots of copper jewelry are ancient. Copper was discovered by prehistoric man more than 10,000 years ago. Egyptians used copper to make every day items like cooking pots and by 2500 BC, they were making copper crowns and headdresses for the elite. Copper jewelry was valued highly by Ancient Native Americans, and in the years of New World discovery, copper bracelets were commonly traded with Europeans.
Long regarded as beneﬁcial for health and well-being, copper jewelry is believed to help reduce inﬂammation, raise energy levels, and reduce stress. Every piece of Jewel of Havana’s copper jewelry is handmade by artist, Ana Maria Andricain. Woven copper wire is a beautiful medium for bracelets, necklaces and pendants. You’ll ﬁnd our handmade selection in the Woven Copper Jewelry Collection. Jewel of Havana’s Copper Jewelry Collection includes pendants, necklaces, cuffs, earrings and bracelets inspired by nature and brought to life with copper clay; each signed by the artist.
All of Jewel of Havana’s copper jewelry is sealed with Renaissance Wax or lacquer, which helps to slow the tarnishing process. Proper storage also helps to keep your jewelry clean. Over time, you’ll need to clean your copper jewelry. You can use a silver polishing cloth to buff your copper pieces clean. You can also use a commercial jewelry cleaner if you wish, or make your own with some lemon juice and salt. Brieﬂy soak your pieces in your cleanser and gently scrub any tough dirt with a soft toothbrush. Rinse with clean water, and dry well with a cloth.
Copper jewelry has a warm beauty that’s been appreciated for ages. Add a copper bracelet, cuff, earring or necklace to your collection, and you’ll soon understand why -- and maybe fall in love with this ancient and alluring metal.
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Ana Maria Andricain
Ana is a metal clay certified artist creating handcrafted nature inspired artisan jewelry from her Baton Rouge studio. If you love natural gemstones and metal, welcome home!