This copper ring was patterned with a hammer and formed by folding and texturing the copper sheet. It is a wrap around ring and is therefore adjustable. It is roughly a size 8 but will adjust to your finger's size.
Healing Benefits of Wearing Copper
Wearing copper has several important benefits: First, copper is an essential mineral for humans, and wearing copper jewelry has the benefit of slow copper absorption- perfect for proper assimilation. It’s also been claimed that headaches, arthritis, joint pain, and zinc deficiency can be effectively treated with the aid of copper or brass jewelry. This pendant is sealed (to prevent fingerprints and tarnish) but copper will still tarnish to a darker color over time. If you want to keep it shiny, simply polish it with jewelry polish when you see signs of tarnishing. It just takes a minute and lasts a long time.
Copper can turn your skin green due to the chemical reaction of the metal with your perspiration, creating what is called copper chelates. Although pure copper cannot be absorbed by the skin, copper chelates can. The human body only absorbs as much copper as it requires and the excess copper chelates that isn’t absorbed by the skin begins to turn your skin green. On a side note, copper absorption isn’t harmful and is in fact necessary for the body. Because copper deficiency is a health issue, many people wear copper jewelry for their body to absorb copper as required. The skin turning green is an indication that this is working. Copper is also an antimicrobial and antifungal metal and does not harm or irritate the skin.
On the bright side, the green copper staining on your skin is not permanent and can be easily washed away with soap and water. Applying some clear nail polish on the parts of the copper jewelry that touches your skin will also prevent this from happening. Lacquered copper jewelry does not stain the skin as the copper has to directly touch your skin for that to happen.
Simply polish the piece, as above and/or seal it with renaissance wax (or another archival wax) OR clear nail polish.
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I will ship items USPS Ground (Priority Mail) unless another shipping method is specifically requested. If you require faster shipping let me know and I will adjust the shipping price and method accordingly. Shipments will be insured up to the price of the purchase. I will protect all items being shipped with bubble wrap, protective corners (when applicable), and appropriate boxing to protect them from any possible damage in the shipping process. Items will be shippped out within 2-3 days (max.) after receipt of payment.
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Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
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Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
If an item is damaged in shipping, please let me know and we will come to a quick resolution based on the particular situation. (All items shipped are insured for the purchase price.) If you wish to return an item because it was damaged in shipping you will be fully refunded for the purchase price.
I stand behind my work. If you aren't satisfied with an item purchased from me, within 14 days of the purchase, I will fully refund the price of the item.
I would be happy to discuss any ideas for specific commissions. I am trained in jewelry making, printmaking, painting in oil and acrylic, building, fabrication/sculpture, metal work,and stone/masonry work.