Small Square Swirl Square Copper Earrings
Handcrafted Small Square Swirl Square Copper Earrings. The rectangular Copper forms are embellished with a uniquely playful square swirl design. Each pair is furnished with Sterling Silver hooks
- Small Square Swirl Square Copper Earrings are 1 cm by 1 cm in size and are composed of Premium Copper.
- Each piece is one hundred percent unique with square swirls adorning the entire surface of these handcrafted gems.
- Extremely lightweight, and durable.
- Square Swirls: The square swirl symbolizes the flowing and swirling movement within the stabilizing integrity of the square foundation. Literally, art imitating life, as in the human body.
- These beauties should give you years and years of stunning wear.
- The ear wire is a sterling silver flat fishhook (shepherd hook) with an open loop.
- Kimi Designs also offers a pair of plastic backs with each pair.
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Discovery of Copper by Dr. Doug Stewart
- Of all the metals, copper is the one most likely to be found in its native state, often released by the chemical reaction of its ores.
- Although only small amounts of native copper can be found, there was enough of it for our ancestors to discover the metal and begin using it.
Copper has been used by humans for as many as ten thousand years. Beads made from native copper dating from the eighth millennium BC have been found in Turkey.
- Crucibles and slags found in Europe suggest that smelting of copper (producing the metal from its ores) took place in the fifth millennium BC.
- Copper mining and smelting were commonplace by 4500 BC in the Balkans – Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia and Turkey.
- The Copper Age sits between the Neolithic (Stone) and Bronze Ages. It took place at different times in different cultures, when people began using copper tools alongside stone tools.
- The Copper Age was followed by the Bronze Age, when people learned that by adding tin to copper, a harder metal that is also more easily cast was formed.
- Again this happened at different times in different locations in the world.
- The word copper is derived from the Latin word ‘cuprum’ meaning ‘metal of Cyprus’ because the Mediterranean island of Cyprus was an ancient source of mined copper.
- The element symbol Cu also comes from ‘cuprum.’
Classification: Copper is a transition metal
Atomic weight: 63.546
Melting point: 1084.62 oC, 1357.77 K
Boiling point: 2560 oC, 2833 K
Neutrons in most abundant isotope: 34
Electron shells: 2,8,18,1
Electron configuration: [Ar] 3d10 4s1
Density @ 20oC: 8.96 g/cm3
Medium Rectangular Square Swirl Copper Earrings