These copper heart-shaped earrings have been handmade by me. The copper is 0.8mm thick and cut using a piercing saw and then hand stamped using traditional methods.
The hearts measure approx. 17.5mm x 15mm each and the post is sterling silver with a butterfly closure.
Each pair will be different as they are hand cut and hand stamped so please allow for slight variations in the design.
Milagros (meaning miracles in Spanish) are small religious folk charms found on church walls throughout Mexico and Peru. These items are influenced by the Sacred Heart which is one of the most common motifs in religious folk art created in Mexico.
Historically, copper has been used to keep the body healthy and to enhance positive energy. It is also said to improve mental health, joint stiffness and pain, mineral absorption and a healthier immune system. It can also uplift a person spiritually.
Please note that sometimes the acidic nature of human sweat and other chemicals on the skin, such as soaps, lotions and makeup, can react with copper and cause a green patina or surface coating to form on the copper and transfer onto the skin. This occurs as a normal reaction to the prolonged copper exposure on the skin, typically caused by oxidation and is not dangerous. Any marks can be removed with soap and water and the jewellery can be restored with a quick polish. If you have any problems, please do let me know.
My items are inspired by Victorian memento mori and Mexican sugar skulls and more information about this can be found in my About section. If you have any questions please feel free to message me.
All items are sold with FREE 1st class postage.