Copper in Antiquity
Copper Fire handmade jewelry is inspired by the important role that copper has played in antiquity. Lauded for its shining warmth and healing properties, it was thought to convey the very essence of woman. The ancients assigned a close relationship between the goddess of love (Venus/Aphrodite) and copper. The planets were associated with metals, with the three brightest lights in the sky belonging to the sun (gold), the moon (silver), and Venus (copper). This essential relationship between copper and Venus is evident in the famous painting, The Birth of Venus, where Sandro Botticelli depicts the goddess of love with copper colored hair rising from the verdigris blue waves of the Mediterranean.