Copper is a mineral and an element essential to our everyday lives.
It is super important in industries for it can be wired easily and it conducts heat & electricity easily. All this without any risk of corrosion. That is why it is present everywhere from electronics to electrical appliances to construction etc.
Copper is also an essential nutrient in our diet. It is needed for growth and development of the human fetus, infants and children. For adults, copper not only helps to maintain heart, brain & bone health but also helps body to absorb iron
Every piece of Gold contains some amount of Copper. This is because Gold is so soft that it can be molded by hand. Copper adds a little hardness to sustain the shape of your Gold Jewellery.
Copper is known in Ayurveda to balance body pH and doshas. Copper is also naturally Anti-bacterial
Copper in search of beauty
The oldest copper object ever found was a simple pendant made from copper over 10,000 years ago. For a long time, pure hammered copper was used to make jewellery. Later, the use of earrings, belts, buckles and mirrors became widespread. With mirrors came many accessories for makeup such as spatulas, combs and tweezers.
Copper as objects of worship
Offerings to sacred figures, generally made of copper (bronze), were common. In temples, bells, gongs and other sources of sound were part of religious rites and were generally made of copper. Copper (Bronze) containers have been used for over 3000 years for the religious purpose of providing food for the deceased.
Copper had historical presence in homes
Crafting of Copper Axes, Knives, Chisels & Bowls marked a significant improvement over those of stone and clay. Decorative nails, hinges, locks, table legs, chairs and hooks of copper (bronze) became common. Copper bowls, pots, kettles were common due to copper recognition for germ fighting qualities. It is for the same reason that the oldest pipes transporting drinking water were made of copper.