WHAT IS HISTORY OF COPPER?

New York City's The Statue of Liberty is the largest copper statue in the world. And it was seeing this statue from the ferry after buying a diamond on Fifth Avenue and getting engage that inspired Fleet and Flower founder, Michelle King, to make her own copper crowns. 

Since 100% of copper can be recycled without any loss of its original mined quality, it is the third most recycled metal. Over 80% of the copper mined since it was discovered thousands of years ago is still in use today. That is so cool on so many levels, a Viking could have worn the copper in your copper crown way back in the day. 

Copper is an essential mineral found in plant life and human body. Copper is also a metal alloy with a reddish-orange colour. Copper use dates back over 10,000 years. Pure copper is very soft and malleable and is combined with other metals, such as brass and bronze, for use in jewellery. 

Have more questions about Fleet + Flower copper jewellery? Read the Copper Q and Q here.

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