Copper is one of the most useful metals and its usage in jewelry go as far back as recorded history. Copper was associated with gods and goddesses and it became so valuable it was used for money. Copper jewelry amulets were used during the reading of the Book of the Dead during Egyptian rituals after mummification had taken place. The earliest copper items in early America were beads and earrings. The Native Americans before Christopher Columbus arrived placed value and status on jewelry and traded copper bracelets with the Europeans. Since copper is very soft it makes it an ideal metal in making jewelry. Copper is also believed to protect against stress and to help with the flow of energy in the body. Feel free to check out our wide range of copper jewelry.