Lacrima earrings are wire woven teardrops, hand-crafted from raw copper wire and on Niobium hypoallergenic ear wires.
Copper has been known for centuries and in many cultures to have healing properties. Because of its electrical properties, some people believe it has an energizing quality of its own that can be absorbed through wearing it. That same energy is believed to improve flexibility, mobility, and the wearer's luck.
Copper can change color due to a chemical reaction with the air and/or skin. There is a long-standing belief that some individuals are allergic to copper, but this is actually very rare. Keeping your jewelry clean and dry will help prevent any skin discoloration. Avoid applying anything but jewelry wax to seal your jewelry (despite rumors, nail polish should be avoided).
These earrings measure approximately 1.5” in drop length (including the ear wire).