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How Do I Choose the Best Copper Jewelry?

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When selecting copper jewelry, choose pieces that will coordinate with your existing jewelry and your wardrobe. For selection and quality, it's best to shop at a jewelry store that specializes in copper jewelry. Also, keep in mind that mass-produced jewelry may cost considerably less than hand crafted one-of-a-kind copper pieces.

Copper jewelry comes in various styles, including rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. If you want to wear pieces that are unique, you can buy specialty jewelry handmade with intrigue designs. If you shop at local department stores, however, the selection might be limited. Buying your copper jewelry online can offer more variety, but inquire about the return policy.

If you wear a lot of sterling silver jewelry, you might want to consider buying two-tone copper jewelry. You can find attractive bracelets, pendants and necklaces that are made from copper and silver. Some are designed with silver, copper, and brass as well. Two-tone or multi-color jewelry can be very versatile, as you can mix and match your entire collection. A two-tone bracelet can be worn with either a solid silver or solid copper necklace.

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When selecting a copper bracelet or necklace, consider your skin tone and hair color. Copper jewelry that has flecks of red might look attractive on redheads and brunettes, while lighter shades of copper might look best on blondes. Choose necklaces that are appropriate for the shape of your face. If you have an oblong-shaped face, consider a copper necklace that is short in length. If your face is full and round, try a longer copper necklace.

You can accumulate a copper collection faster by buying your jewelry in sets. There are various copper jewelry sets to choose from, including watch-and-bracelet sets. Copper rings, pendants, and earrings are also sold in sets. Copper costume jewelry sets are often sold during the holidays and make nice gifts. For a more exquisite look, choose jewelry made with copper and precious gemstones.

Some cultures believe wearing copper jewelry can renew strength and improve endurance, as well as heal minor skin irritations. Although there is controversy surrounding this belief, magnetic copper bracelets are often worn by people who claim they help reduce joint inflammation. It should be noted that wearing copper for health benefits is not intended to replace treatment by your physician, nor is it intended as a cure for any affliction or disease.

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