Copper: It's In Our Blood (JCUIN February)

Copper: It's In Our Blood (JCUIN February)

Published On: 02-06-2013 04:37pm

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JCUIN February Collection

Until recently, I'd never really considered copper, I didn't think I liked how it looked, it was difficult to photograph flatteringly, and there wasn't much in the way of availability.

Until a friend made me a necklace of copper and turquoise.

Metaphysical Properties:

Copper positively influences the blood and blood circulation in the body. Copper does not just protect the blood against disease but also stimulates the hormones and vitamins that are transported through the blood. Copper also strengthens the immune system, against fevers and infections. Next to that Copper eases the pain of sciatica, pulled muscles, arthritis and rheumatism. Copper strengthens the consciousness of its wearer and strengthens the bonds of family. In magic Copper is used to attract love, it is the metal associated with the Goddesses Aphrodite, Astarte and Ishtar. Copper is also used in rituals for money and healing.

It is undisputed that the discovery and use of copper in alloys to make bronze is what fueled the revolutionary events of the Bronze Age. What is in question is the source of tens of thousands of tons that were used all across Europe and the Mediterranean. Some revisionist historians believe that this copper was mined primarily by the Minoans in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan as much as 2200 BCE.

The Minoans of Crete built the city of Akrotiri on the island of Thera in the Agean Sea, which was destroyed by the Santorini volcano about 1600 BCE, leading many to speculate that it was the source of Plato's Atlantis.

The Minoans built the first paved roads, and developed the first written language, now known as Linear-A. In their time, the Minoans had the largest naval fleet in the known world, rivaling even the Egyptians in both trade and military force.

Enjoy the Jewelry!

Copper Crystal and Antiqued Copper Heart Chandelier Dangle Earrings by crescent-moon-creations

Copper and Blue Collar Necklace Seed Bead and Wire Crochet by PinkSunsetJewelryDesigns

3 Rustic Twig COPPER and Gold painted rings 7-8 by belleraynejewelryart

Celtic Style Braided Copper Cuff Spiral Ends Antique Finish by JewelryArtByDawn

Necklace & Earrings Set genuine turquoise & copper by cdsdesigns

Aquamarine and Brushed Copper Earrings by adora_by_simona



Reader's Comments

By cdsdesigns on 02/07/2013 @ 10:57am

Great and informative blog. Nice examples of how copper can be used. Sharing.

By JewelryArtByDawn on 02/07/2013 @ 04:55am

I absolutely love copper for it's warmth and beauty and am glad to see you've joined those who adore copper! Thank you so much for including my Celtic style cuff with these beautiful examples of copper in your fantastic blog post!

By bluemorningexpressions on 02/07/2013 @ 02:10am

Beautiful selection of copper - love the look of copper with blues and these are perfect examples Sharing Julie and Blu

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