Care & Keeping
Take care when handling your jewelry! Although it's been tested to ensure it withstands everyday wear and tear, it is still handmade with wire made of copper not steel (I wish I had some Superman wire, but copper's color is cuter anyway). It is possible for the design to be bent and distorted, so store in a safe place and be mindful when wearing and traveling with your pieces. We don't recommend wearing this while participating in strenuous activities like working out. Especially Zumba.
Caring for Copper
Copper will naturally tarnish over time as it is exposed to oxygen. Be very careful to keep copper away from water and perspiration.
We recommend using a polishing cloth with it only as some crystals tend to react differently with what is typically used to clean copper (water, salt, lemon, vinegar). Differently as in you might not have much crystal left after you've cleaned it. Whoops.
As for your crystals, it's best to create a routine for cleansing and charging them. Cleansing a crystal removes the energy from it for a reset, and charging a crystal enhances the intention and metaphysical properties.
You can cleanse them in a variety of ways. Before it arrives to you, your pendant is set on selenite (the best crystal that cleanses the energy of other crystals) overnight. Besides selenite, kyanite can be used for this purpose as well. You can also cleanse your crystal with sage, palo santo, and sweet grass. Water and salt can also cleanse crystals but be careful: some crystals can crumble and dissolve! Again, it's also not a good idea to get your copper wet to keep it as shiny as possible.
Charging crystals can be as easy as using the earth around you. Letting your crystals sit out for a couple of hours in either sunlight or moonlight will charge them. Sunlight can fade the color of some crystals, so be careful of that. Sound vibrations also charge crystals. If you don't have a singing bowl, then we recommend blasting some Hz frequencies from YouTube (not too high though). If you have a quartz cluster, set your crystal on it to amplify the energy.