Your copper bracelet is a wonderful addition to your fashion wardrobe, no doubt about that. Copper bracelets are very popular for many reasons, probably the biggest reason being that they are beautiful. That’s why most people buy jewelry, after all. They love the way it shines, sparkles, glows, and enhances whatever they are wearing that day. However, there is more to know about copper jewelry besides how great it looks. Read on to find out more!
Copper has a long history of being used for pain relief. There is evidence that copper was used by the ancient Greeks as an arthritis treatment. Fast forward to the 20th century, when during the 1940’s through the 1970’s there were doctors using copper salts injections to treat arthritis. For the treatment of arthritis, copper bracelets have never been definitively proven to work, however. Anecdotal evidence (claims by individuals to have gotten pain relief from copper bracelets) is the only “proof” that exists today that a copper bracelet or a magnetic copper bracelet will provide any relief from pain. Many golfers today will wear a magnetic copper bracelet because they believe that the copper, along with the magnets, will reduce wrist pain and increase circulation, thereby improving their game. If you intend to purchase a magnetic copper bracelet or already have one that you bought with the hope that it will reduce your arthritis pain, just be aware that there is no documented proof that they work for pain relief.
Getting a copper bracelet just because they are beautiful is probably the best reason to buy one. There are many types available. Cuff bracelets are one of the most popular styles. They come in varying widths, and some have beautiful patterns etched into them. There are also chain link styles, varying from very heavy chain to delicate, lightweight chains.
Some copper jewelry is lacquered to prevent it from reacting with the salts on your skin and leaving a green mark. If you want to try using your bracelet for pain relief, you should get a non-lacquered bracelet. Most copper jewelry is very reasonably priced and can be bought for $10 to $50, so there is no reason not to have more than one copper bracelet in your jewelry collection!
Copper requires a bit of care to keep it looking its best. Clean your copper bracelets with mild soap and warm water, and dry with a soft cloth. Polish once in a while with 1 cup of lemon juice and a dash of salt. Dip your bracelet for up to one minute, remove and rinse with warm water, and rub with a soft cloth. Keep in mind that some of the natural tarnish will be removed when you polish your copper jewelry, so if you want to keep some of that lovely bluish-green patina, don’t overdo it or leave your piece in the solution for very long.
Copper bracelets are an affordable and beautiful way to round out your jewelry wardrobe, and if you do feel that you get a little pain relief from wearing them, that is just a great added bonus. Have fun with picking out your next copper bracelet!
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