Made from solid copper, the smooth, curved tube beads have an anti-tarnish coating that helps the copper maintain its earthy red color. The shiny copper creates an amazing contrast against blue-green color tones, such as turquoise, malachite and lapis lazuli. The warm glow radiated from copper components gives designs a sun-drenched look that works for any season.
Copper is believed by some to be a therapeutic remedy for arthritis sufferers. It is thought that copper is absorbed by the skin and relieves joint pain. This theory is subjective and copper is mostly worn for fashion, not healing purposes.