Copper encased Turquoise stone on an 18'' 24kt rose gold fill chain.
Turquoise: Divinely feminine, grounding stone. Turquoise is an ancient protection stone and connects us with the earth and spirit. It is perfect for providing sparks in creativity, tranquility and state of nirvana.
Copper is an ancient metal and naturally occurring, essential mineral in our bodies. Wearing it directly on the skin allows for beneficial assimilation. It also holds antibacterial properties, killing microbes on contact.
As it ages, copper naturally oxidises and will become darker in colour. If your piece darkens and you wish to brighten the metal again, try buffing with a jewellers cloth or lemon peel dipped in fine sea salt as a natural alternative. Be sure to rinse and dry well. I would advise against wearing your piece for bathing, swimming etc. This applies only to copper items.
If you find your piece is leaving 'greening' on your skin, do not worry, this is a natural reaction to the oils in our skin. Regularly cleaning your piece may reduce this. You can seal the copper with a clear lacquer/nail polish or jewellers wax if you would like to slow down this reaction.
Love your piece and it will love you in return.