Copper money clips
are reddish, brown in color. The color comes from a fine layer of tarnish that copper is known for that builds up when it is exposed to the oxygen in the air. Copper is a relatively soft metal and can scratch and show wear and tear over time. Copper is one of the few metals found naturally uncompounded in the earth’s crust. This makes it an ancient metal because it is readily minable. Hence, copper has been a mainstay in jewelry for centuries dating back as early as 9000BC documented are the finding of copper pendant’s. However, like silver with a little elbow grease and polish, it cleans up quite well. There are reserves of copper in the US and Chile, but the current rates of copper consumption are so high that the reserves are dwindling and the price of copper is rising.