Valentine’s Day brings to mind scarlet heart displays and satin jewelry boxes containing decadent chocolates and priceless gems, but what would you say to a romantic gift of … copper?
It’s not as far-fetched as it may seem. The first widely used metal by humans, copper has a long history of being related to love and sexuality. Here are a few facts about that copper love connection, and a few ways it can be enjoyed as a gift for your sweetheart.
Copper & The Goddess of Love
Aphrodite first, and later known as Venus, is the goddess of love, beauty, sex and desire. The goddess has been associated with the Greek isle of Cyprus since at least 12th century B.C., with roots going back thousands more years, when copper was first mined on the island.
The Latin name “Cuprum” for copper is derived from the name of Cyprus. On the island, the ancients saw Aphrodite as the embodiment of the land and, therefore, copper. The sulfide deposits that formed the island’s Troodos mountains were rich in zinc, gold and copper.
Copper & Chocolate
By giving a box of chocolates to your beloved, you are actually giving them the gift of copper!
Copper is not only a metal; it’s a nutrient crucial to our health. It’s recommended that we eat 900 micrograms of copper daily, and the best way to do this is through nuts, seafood, beans, liver, vegetables — and dark chocolate.
While dark chocolate is the most copper-rich (a 100-gram bar of 70-85% dark chocolate has 1,766 micrograms of copper), it’s not a deal breaker if your partner prefers milk chocolate. They’ll still benefit from nearly 500 micrograms of copper for the same serving size.
Copper & Jewelry
In healing and metaphysical circles, copper is known to be the “love metal.”
Wearing copper jewelry is said to open up love energies, address sexual imbalance and transfer energy to heal your body and mind. Spiritual guides say copper can help you communicate better in your relationships, with more understanding, openness and acceptance.
If you’re single, copper can help you find a romantic partner. If you’re in a relationship, copper can help rekindle the romance.
Copper bracelets, rings and even earrings shaped as hearts make great gifts for that special someone who enjoys shiny bling and could also use some good love chakra in their lives.
Copper & Commitment
Moscow Copper products are crafted to last well into the future — that’s what makes them the perfect heirloom gift. A few ideas for giving that romantic copper gift:
Give your spouse the gift of two copper mugs, some amazing takeout from your favorite restaurant and the chance to choose the flick for a dinner & movie date at home this Valentine’s Day.
Engrave a copper mug or two with a brief romantic saying or phrase that will melt their hearts for years to come. Copper is one of those metals that lends itself to beautiful inscriptions that are special and unique, just like your partner.
P.S. If you give them the gift of copper this Valentine’s Day, don’t forget to tag and share on Instagram!
(Check out the original Moscow Mule recipe for further romantic inspiration)