ABOUT THE ITEM: -These beautiful rings feature warm vibrant carnelian stones with varying transparency on thick copper bands. This ring was handmade using pure copper for the setting, hammered, and then electroformed to create a bezel for the crystal. The ring is then coated with a patina and special sealing wax. Electroforming is an organic process that creates a coat of copper on items using an electric current. The process can last from anywhere between 24 to 48 hours. Because of it's organic nature, each piece created in this process is unique and has beautiful imperfections and textures. Along with the protection from the wax, you should not shower or submerge the jewelry in water. Because your jewelry is made of copper, it will age over time but can become shiny again with a nice polish. :) All of the pieces offered at The Mountain Druidess are made with intention and feature fully charged crystals. To recharge your jewelry use the sun's and moon's rays because they are very energizing, as well as energetically clearing. You can use this method to both clear and charge your crystals at the same time. Find a safe place and leave your crystal for 24 hours or more (up to a week) in sunlight and/or moonlight. FINISH: Clear Coat- An enamel clear coat is placed on the ring. It will make it so that the copper does not touch your skin directly avoiding green coloration of your skin (which happens with certain body chemistry and is harmless and can washed off with soap and water). Please note that the benefits of wearing copper are negated with the clear coat. CRYSTAL MEANINGS: Besides its striking aesthetic, the Carnelian crystal stone meaning represents the hot cauldron of the lower three chakras. It's associated with taking bold action with its hot and fiery spirit that stimulates the root chakra, helping circulate vital energy to your center, which contains your deepest sexual desires and powerful creative instincts. Whenever you're called on to perform, whether it's in between the sheets with your lover or a creative performance on the stage, be the star of your own show with by accessing the healing properties of Carnelian, the fiery companion guiding you in facing your fears. Keep Carnelian by your side either as jewelry or as a stone in your purse or pocket and put plans into action with confidence.