Jewelry Care

All Serpent + Sage pieces are made by Electroforming, which is the intricate process of applying a low voltage charge to fuse copper onto another medium. This process takes 24-36 hours for each piece to become a natural work of art as the copper organically forms around the stone or organic material creating the setting.

Copper has been used for healing and medicinal purposes for thousands of years. A natural conductor, copper promotes the transfer of energies and is paired with gemstones to amplify their metaphysical properties. Copper is an essential micronutrient that has numerous health benefits. Your body does not produce copper naturally, so you must add it to your body from external sources. 

Due to some people's body chemistry, copper can turn some skin a greenish tint, but this is completely harmless and will wash off. Copper reacts to acidic environments- and your body acidity is related to your diet. Junk food, processed food, and lots of red meat will make your body acidic. The more acidic your diet and body, the more likely you are to get sick. This can make copper jewelry a terrific way to gauge whether or not you need to change your diet or if you’re just on the cusp of coming down with something.

I carefully handpick every crystal and stone I choose to work with.  I consider inclusions, fractures, pitting, and other irregularities not affecting the stability of the piece as distinctive features that add to its unique character and charm. Please review all photos carefully as items cannot be returned due to perceived flaws in the stone. 

Please handle your jewelry with care. Avoid submersion in water and direct exposure to harsh cleaners, lotions and oils. These can tarnish the copper and permanently discolor some stones. Copper will naturally darken with time. To help preserve the finish of the piece, polish with a soft dry cloth or, to brighten it, scrub with salt and lemon.