Copper Nugget Cufflinks. Northern Michigan Native Copper, raw copper cuff links. We are so excited to source a handful of these raw ore nuggets from our home state of Michigan, all from one man and his metal detector and rock tumbler!
- Copper nuggets average ~2/3" wide at their widest point
- Bullet back cufflink.
- Origin: Up North Michigan!
- Cufflink hardware is torch soldered directly to the nugget
- Each is one of a kind
- Copper is oxidized and patinated for greater depth and detail
- Handmade by us, and the universe. Please allow for slight variations in color, shape and size of the specimens.
- Kraft gift box included.
Each is shipped in a little leather gift pouch, hand sewn by us. We handcraft this from reclaimed, upcycled automotive upholstery leather. Please contact us if you require a Vegan option.
The history of northern Michigan copper is absolutely fascinating! The earliest known metalworking in North America begins 7000 years ago when Native peoples start mining copper on the Keweenaw Peninsula. Digging pits and using heavy stones to break waste rock away from copper masses, they fashion bracelets, beads, tools, fishhooks and other items for trade. Objects made of Keweenaw copper have been found in archeological sites across the continent.
Each pair of cufflinks is unique and one of a kind, and made by hand by printmaker, metalworking artist and Cyberoptix founder, Bethany Shorb. I work between Detroit, MI and Los Angeles, CA, where I source all our stone, crystal, shell, fossil and horn specimens. They are intuitively sourced in person, in LA from only the most reputable suppliers.
If you would like help from the pros when choosing custom colors to match please email us
(522-8437) during Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm