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Why am I told that these bracelets are used in India and across the Himalayas? 

Ayurveda uses copper since its origins, nearly 5 000 years ago. Copper balances the three Doshas: Pitta, Kapha and Vata. Copper is used in products meant to be ingested, but also in dishware. We use copper cups, copper plates and even copper tongue scrapers. Jewels and leather bracelets are also quite popular thanks to their ease of us and their low cost. 

Why has my skin under the bracelet blackened? 

Copper bracelets often color the skin by leaving some greyish green copper residues. This coloration can be washed off with water and soap. It is of no consequence except for people with a rare allergy to metals. Among these people, copper can bring about a skin inflammation. 

Why did you choose to braid three wires of copper, zinc and brass?

Zinc may only offer minor properties compared to those of copper, but it is still useful. In truth, the real purpose is to create a battery with a pair of copper and zing electrodes that generates a galvanic current with your sweat which acts as an electrolyte. The transcutaneous diffusion is improved and increased compared to that of a monometallic copper bracelet. 

Why did you add a wire of brass?

It seems that this metal is neutral and was added only to reach esthetical harmony. Indeed, these bracelets are not only designed to be useful, but to be beautiful three-colored jewels as well: burgundy, charcoal-grey and golden yellow. The diffusion principle is based on an electrolytic action through perspiration of the skin and an osmotic action at the level of cell walls. The bracelet is made with a braid of three metallic wires: copper, zinc and brass (zinc/copper alloy). 

My bracelet is tarnished, how can I clean it?

Bracelets can be easily cleaned with a dab of white vinegar. Soak the entire bracelet in white vinegar for about 0.5 to 1 minute. Then, rinse thoroughly the bracelet and dry it with a lint-free cloth.

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