Pure Copper "Ring-Punched" Ring - 5mm

Index   Price: $NZ 92

This pure copper ring has a 5mm band and is size X 1/2.

Ring punching is a decorative technique dating back at least 4000 years to 1700 BCE and the Mycenaean period. Incised dots appear as decoration as early as 3000 BCE in the Egyptian 1st Dynasty period.

Copper is the first metal known to be worked by humans by melting and casting, and its use for tools, weapons, and ornament during the Copper Age (c. 1850-1650 BCE) marked the transition from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age. Wearers can enjoy the newly polished reddish-gold sheen of copper, or await the patina conferred by age.

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