How to care for your Copper wrapped Orgonite jewelry
JessBee Orgonite uses copper that is %100 natural and untreated. Keep your copper jewelry clean by occasionally washing it with lukewarm, soapy water. Then, dry and polish with a soft cloth. You can also use a soft cloth to gently polish your jewelry using a polish.
If your copper should tarnish, as all copper naturally do, you can clean your jewelry using one of the following methods to restore its original shine:
• Use table salt and vinegar - pour salt and vinegar over your jewelry and gently rub into the jewelry until any grime or tarnishing is removed. Rinse with COLD water and polish with a soft, dry cloth. (NOTE: Vinegar is highly not recommended for coming in contact with Orgonite! The acid will eat away at the resin).
• Use salt and lemon - pour salt on half of a lemon and rub over jewelry, or pour salt and squeezed lemon juice onto jewelry and gently rub in. Rinse with COLD water and polish with a soft, dry cloth.
•JessBee Orgonite Offers an instant copper cleaner. Comes in a small 2ml bottle and 1-2 pump sprays on a cotton ball, Q-tip, or soft jewelry cloth (can be purchased at jewelry stores) will be adequate in cleansing a small area. DO NOT SPRAY CLEANER DIRECTLY ON COPPER WRAPPED ORGONITE PIECES!!! Take the treated cotton ball or Q-tip & gently rub the tarnished areas of the copper. Try to do this under 2 mins & immediately rinse with Very COLD water for 1-2 mins. Thoroughly DRY the copper and orgonite, make sure no moisture is left on the copper. Moisture can allow for new tarnishing spots to appear over time. Repeat this process as necessary! If, permissible sit your Orgonite into a sunny spot and allow the sun to beam on it for a few hours!
When your copper is not in use, store in plastic bags or tarnish prevention seal bags to slow the tarnishing process.
More Care Tips for your Handmade Copper Jewelry:
- The best method to keep your copper jewelry nice and shiny is to store it in a re-sealable plastic bag or jewelry case with anti-tarnish paper. Make sure your jewelry is clean and moisture free before storing.
- Do not expose copper jewelry (especially patinated copper jewelry) to water or any type of solvent
- Remove all jewelry before showering or bathing
- Do not wear jewelry while swimming (chlorine and salt will permanently damage copper and/or patina and will void our return policy).
When you receive my copper orgonite jewelry, the piece has been initially cared for with a protective coating to provide you with the easiest care possible. With extended wear, however, the coating will eventually wear off (especially on surfaces that are in direct contact with the skin - rings, bracelets, necklaces). Once this occurs, it is surprisingly easy to care for copper jewelry just as it is for sterling silver or gold jewelry. A good point to remember is that copper is the catalyst that speeds up oxidation/tarnish in precious metals, so only 24K Gold and Fine Silver will not tarnish since they are not alloyed with copper.
The best way to bring back luster to any piece of jewelry is to use a jewelry polishing cloth that can be easily purchased at most jewelry stores, online, and at many drugstores. A jewelry polishing cloth can last for years. For those more delicate pieces, have a professional jeweler steam clean or use an ultrasonic cleaner. Don't attempt to ultrasonic cleanse the piece yourself, especially if set with a gemstone(s) or Orgonite. Gems are easily damaged by ultrasonic cleaners, so you could end up with a worthless gemstone by trying to save a few bucks by doing things yourself. When in doubt, take your jewelry to a professional. At any point in time, you can mail any of my designs back to me for a free cleaning.
If you find yourself in a pinch for time, just use JessBee Orgonite©™ instant cleaner! Works in seconds to restore the copper back to its luster!
Interesting Facts About Copper
Copper in its naturally occurring state was probably the first metal to be used by humans. Neolithic people used copper as a substitute for stone by 8000 B.C. It wathe s first cast by the Egyptians around 4000 B.C., and was alloyed with tin to produce Bronze around 3500 B.C. Copper was associated with the goddess Aphrodite/Venus in mythology and alchemy, owing to its lustrous beauty and its ancient use in producing mirrors. Copper takes its name from the Latin aes Cyprium, meaning "metal of Cyprus," shortened tCyprusum and later corrupted to cuprum.
Although folklore abounds with stories of how the wearing of copper helps ease the pain and discomfort of arthritis, you might want to order one just because it is a beautiful piece of jewelry. The Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan has probably the world's largest concentration of native copper. Other localities include Bolivia, the Ural Mountains in Russia, England, Australia, Germany, and Arizona.