Any copper worn will react with the chemicals being released through the skin, turning the skin a greenish tone. A darker green on your skin means more stuff is in your sweat to react--it's kind of gross, but the copper acts like a foreign-materials detector. If soap and water don't take off the green, try a little baking soda to exfoliate the area. Another option is to create a barrier between the skin and copper when you wear it--I use olive oil rubbed on the inside of the metal or baby oil on my skin. If you choose not to clean your copper, but let it age naturally, it will reach a deep burnt-red tone. Enjoy this bracelet--a real beauty!
It is very cute and when I first got it, I liked it very much. However, after wearing it for 2 days in a row (off at night) it turned dirty looking and left tons of green on my arm. It looks like it was copper coated instead of solid. Very disappointed. I can't wear it anymore. I actually got two and intended to give one as a gift, but now I won't.
product is nothing to write home about. the copper bracelets at walmart look better. does not hold a shine and is really brown looking rather than copper
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? no its dull
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. smaller than it appears
- How accurate was the sizing? not good
Beautiful bracelet. The color is beautiful and it can be worn for different occasions.
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Beautiful and intricate
- How accurate was the sizing? perfect
so nice I wanted to keep it for myself, but I ourchased for a friend with arthritis. I might have to buy another.........
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. high quality
- How accurate was the sizing? accurate
The first bracelet Overstock sent me was completely bent out of shape. It's very delicate, and they sent it in a padded mail envelope which didn't really keep it protected. However, they were VERY GOOD about sending me a new one...I received it very quickly! It was a hit. :-)
nice workmanship. good value. was a great gift for my sister. the only thing i would say is that it would have been nice to have a translation written out as to what the bracelet said. overall, its nice to support workmanship in other countries and i would like to have one for myself
I love this bracelet. It is absolutely beautiful, detailed and delicate. I have not taken off this bracelet for about 2 weeks and my arm has been green for most of this time. I'm not sure how copper is suppose to react to sweat or moisture- I was not alarmed by the green, though I would understand how someone might be distressed by it. I would still recommend the bracelet despite this.
bought it because i like copper, and to test the old story that copper helps arthritis. wanted something that was unique if i was going to wear it all the time. it's really very pretty and good quality. the copper does seem to help the arthritis in that hand so i never take it off. it's gotten some heavy wear and still holds up. looks great!