clean copper teardrop earring

Hand crafted from sterling silver and copper. These contemporary earrings are designed  by Alan Myerson in Australia and ethically made by skilled artisans in Mexico.

Approximate length: 33 mm

Approximate width 12 mm

Approximate weight: 3.2 g

Copper was the first metal ever used by humans. Middle Eastern artisans of the 5th and 6th millennia B.C. fashioned this lustrous, orange-red element into: tools, utensils,weapons and jewellery. Copper is said to have many beneficial health properties, including the pain relief of arthritis.

You can either let your copper jewellery tarnish and develop a beautiful aged patina with time or you can easily clean it to maintain its rose gold colour. The easiest way to clean copper: Rub a mixture of 1 tablespoon of table salt and 1 cup of white vinegar onto the copper with a soft cloth and rinse. Or, immerse the tarnished copper into a pot of 3 cups of water and the salt-vinegar mixture, bring to a boil and boil until the grime and tarnish comes off

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