Copper is a beautiful orange and red tinted essential mineral found in both plant life and in the human body.
Historically: The Egyptians were the first to create metal alloys from copper. The metal was highly prized in its natural form, as well as for use as an alloy. The more copper a person owned, the greater their social status within society.
Presently: Today, the simple beauty of copper still makes it a durable, fashionable, and highly sought after jewelry item.