A piece of copper plate, hand-forged, cut and carved, all with just a hammer and chisels. Polished hematite is suspended in place with fine copper wire. Inscribed and enchanted with The Elder Futhark rune Dagaz.
Hematite is often associated with focusing energy, balancing emotions, dissolving negativity, strength, boosting self-esteem, willpower and confidence.
The rune Dagaz (pronounced “dah-gahz”) translates to day. Dagaz is often associated with daylight, success, hope, transformation, balance, turning a corner on a challenging situation and spiritual or creative breakthrough.
The Elder Futhark is the oldest form of the runic alphabets. It was a writing system used by Germanic Tribes. Runic inscriptions have been found on many artifacts from the 2nd to 8th centuries, including jewelry, amulets, tools, weapons and runestones. Many believe the runes hold ancient magics.
Many people believe that wearing copper can help quell pains from rheumatism and arthritis, and it's said that copper can aid in bringing emotions into balance.
Length: approx 2 in (5 cm)
Width: approx 1.5 in (3.8 cm)
Weight: 0.6 oz
Includes cord to wear the pendant as a necklace.
We ship all of our copper pieces bare. This means they are not sealed with wax, lacquer or varnish. The reason for this is that if the bare copper isn't touching your skin, you're not absorbing it and therefore not getting the full benefit of copper's potential. However, this can leave a green residue on your skin, which washes off easily. This green mark simply indicates that your body is creating a battery effect with your copper jewelry, as well as absorbing tiny amounts of the copper. If that is something that bothers you, we recommend sealing it in wax or lacquer. The easiest way to do this is with clear nail polish.
Typically, as long as you continue to wear your copper jewelry; your skin will rub against it, oiling, cleaning and polishing it. This will maintain a very rustic, natural-looking patina and level of lustre. If your copper oxidizes (go green) over time, you can clean it and shine it up with any of a number of jewelry cleaners on the market. You can also scrub your copper with baking soda and then rinse and dry thoroughly.