Making Handmade Jewelry from Copper Still Popular

Lockets Necklaces, Unique Butterfly Jewelry
Handcrafted Lockets Necklaces

The Warm Glow of Copper Jewelry

Copper is the beautiful color of metal that has been known to humans since the beginning of history. Many copper ornaments, coins, and copper jewelry have been discovered during the excavations of the ancient cities. Being a soft metal and taking an easy shape made copper more versatile for making kitchenware as well. We always admire the fascinating copper bowls, vases and jars in museums that were found in historical places from over 2,000 years ago. Because copper keeps water cold it was made into water jars and it was great a metal to cook in so many pots were discovered. Copper has been always one of the most functional metals.




Copper has been celebrated as a precious metal for centuries. Copper has often been used for its beauty and luster to create ornaments, handmade earrings, handmade bracelets, necklaces, rings, other handmade jewelry, and unique gifts. Most people like the warm glow of copper for their unique jewelry and handcrafted jewelry pieces as copper’s beautiful earthy tone also gives a soothing and comforting effect.

Southwest Jewelry Handmade Native Star Rings
Adjustable Handmade Copper Rings

Copper also made a great metal for making handmade jewelry and handcrafted unique jewelry by hammering, bending and giving different textures. Copper is the base metal for most of the elegant enamel and cloisonne jewelry that has been made for centuries. You can find these gorgeous enamel unique jewelry pieces in museums and the most expensive jewelry stores throughout Europe and in North America.

Southwest Native Turtle Jewelry Rings
Copper Jewelry, Turtle Rings

Copper jewelry gained more importance as jewelry once the health benefits were discovered. Handmade copper bracelets, copper rings, copper earrings became more available and sought after. Copper absorbs the negative ions from the body and relieves the pains that arthritis and rheumatism cause. Some copper jewelry is also available with magnets to help relieve the pain more.

Handmade Southwest Native Bracelet BR-722
Copper Jewelry, Handmade Copper Bracelets in Native Flair

There is also another way of making copper jewelry that is very fascinating. This handmade copper jewelry was originated from an old Turkish art that goes back centuries. Handmade jewelry pieces are individually handcrafted in a process of many different steps in order to achieve very special unique jewelry. Animal jewelry, wildlife jewelry, and Native American jewelry designs are drawn by hand and transferred onto copper.

Colorful Artwork Horse Earrings
Handmade Copper Jewelry, Horse Earrings

These unique horse jewelry, dolphin jewelry, hummingbird jewelry, and dragonfly jewelry designs are then silver plated. To give a contrast between silver and copper, black color is used in between to separate these two parts of metal color. To highlight all these exceptional unique jewelry pieces, parts of the cat jewelry, wolf jewelry, and nature jewelry is diamond cut. Diamond cut is done by hand and requires highly skilled craftsmanship that can only be obtained by years of training.

Feather Art Copper Bracelet
Copper Feather Art Bracelet

Diamond cut, also known as bright cut, makes the copper jewelry,  handmade copper bracelets, rings, earrings, and necklaces look very valuable and expensive. These diamond cut unique jewelry pieces look like they have diamonds inserted in them and sparkle like the stars in the sky. Most people who like handmade jewelry and handcrafted jewelry appreciate all the skilled work that goes into this handcrafted artisan jewelry and they always cherish their handmade unique jewelry, value them and enjoy them for a long time. If a jewelry artisan is making copper jewelry, it is better to make sure to coat the handcrafted jewelry they are creating so people enjoy for a long time without polishing.