Trollbeads Copper Bangle Revisited

This Trollbeads blog revisits the Trollbeads Copper Bangle in light of the ongoing Be Mine Promotion for the USA.

There’s just under a week left to take advantage of the Trollbeads Be Mine Promotion in the USA. Initially created for Valentine’s Day, the offer proved incredibly popular and Trollbeads opted to extend it. This makes complete sense as it’s a great way to get Trollbeads carriers onto wrists.

To reiterate these sets retail at $69, discounted from $110 and include a choice of smooth or twisted copper bangle, a pair of Trollbeads Copper Spacers and the Pink Prism.

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Trollbeads Copper Bangle

The Trollbeads Copper Collection launched in 2015 and included a bangle, spacers and a simple copper bead. The fall of 2016 then saw the Trollbeads Twisted Copper Bangle launch. Both bangles seem popular with collectors and there’s no wonder as it’s such a warm metal versus silver. It also has a very attractive price point.

Trollbeads Copper

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The one annoyance with copper is the cleaning. Copper can tarnish or dull very quickly, though how fast depends on many factors (such as skin chemistry, air humidity and chemical exposure.) It’s not that it’s difficult to clean but it does require a different procedure to silver. For reference the bangles pictured here were cleaned with copper polishing wipes prior to photographing. Collectors have had plenty of success with ketchup and lemon juice and salt mixtures and there are plenty of suggestions on Google.

For those of you wondering how copper compares to rose gold, it has a deeper, warmer colour. In the images below the top and bottom bangle are copper, the centre is solid rose.

Trollbeads Copper

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Trollbeads Copper

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As this promotion will likely see many people wearing copper for spring, I figured I’d show it with some of the new glass. Trollbeads released campaign images of Mamma Mia on the copper and it’s really lovely.

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Trollbeads Copper

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If you’re eagerly awaiting the launch of the Ohm Beads Spring Refractions, here’s how that looks on copper.

Trollbeads Copper

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Trollbeads Copper

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Trollbeads Copper

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Trollbeads Copper Bangle Ordering Details

For those of you keen to indulge, you can shop the Trollbeads Copper Bangle directly via Trollbeads USA (please note this link is affiliate) or any of my retail partners below. The US retailers offering the Be Mine Promotion are marked with a *.

Trollbeads Copper Bangle Summary

I was so excited when the Trollbeads Copper Collection first launched as it really is beautiful. Unfortunately it transpired rather quickly that I’m allergic to it. Apparently it’s extremely rare to be allergic to copper so I should point out I have highly reactive skin. I can use products for years and then suddenly my body decides I’m trying to kill it. Equally I can wear the Trollbeads Gold Plated Bangle on my wrists with no issues but the neck bangle has caused me problems.

For anyone who has experienced their copper bangles leaving black or green marks on the skin, just try and keep it as clean as possible. It’s nothing more than the tarnish being transferred.

With less than a week left for the promotion, if you’ve ever been tempted to shop the copper, now is the time. The bangles alone retail at $55. When you add in $20 for the two spacers, it already amounts to more than the complete set. Even if you aren’t a fan of the Pink Prism, this offer still makes sense.

As always I love to hear from my readers. What are your thoughts on the Trollbeads Copper Collection? Are you a fan? Did you indulge in the Be Mine Promotion? Hit the comments and let me know!

Comments
  1. Lisa G

    Dipping in Tarnx will clean it quicopy and easily.😛😛😛

  2. Lisa G

    That should be quickly, not that other non word:)

    • endangeredtrolls

      I’ve heard mixed things about that for cleaning jewellery but I’m sure you’re being careful regardless and it’s good to hear it’s worked for you 🙂

  3. Pippa

    I really have been enjoying my copper bangle – the color is great and I love the contrast with silver. But in addition to tarnishing quickly when I wear it, it also leaves a green ring around my wrist. It’s not too bad and so far the skin hasn’t gotten irritated or anything and it easily washes off. Curious if this happens to any one else?

    • endangeredtrolls

      Hey Pippa <3

      It' s the actual tarnish from the copper that is transferring to your skin - rather than any kind of reaction.

      The best thing you can do is keep it as clean as possible. Try and remove as much tarnishing from it as you can before you wear it. Silver and gold are so low maintenance compared to copper that many of us don't bother cleaning our jewelllery so often.

      Copper reacts not just to the oils in your skin but to anything you put *on* your skin. If possible keep lotions or perfumes to a minimum or give them as much time as you can to be absorbed before you put your bangle on. Avoid any kind of direct contact between the copper and any products you use.

      I hope that helps

    • Lola

      Pippa, to help stop the green, you can apply Renaissance Wax to the bracelet (I’ve used it on brass to great effect), or even clear nail polish. Some jewellery makers apply Renaissance (or other products) after their copper pieces have achieved a nice patina, so the patina remains, but no further tarnishing happens. Any metal jewelry that contains copper, such as brass or bronze, may also turn skin green. I have extreme skin allergies, especially to nickle, and sometimes nickle is added to copper to harden the very soft metal, but Trollbeads copper doesn’t bother me, I don’t turn green, nor do my copper bracelets or stoppers tarnish, but my climate is very dry, and my bracelets NEVER get wet. I use cleaning cloths only, never, ever water. The moment a metal gets wet, you’ve started a process you cannot stop. Sunshine brand makes a good copper and brass polishing cloth; they’re on Amazon.

    • Jenifer

      I’ve read good things about Everbrite coatings. Even heard that it might seal the copper well enough to let people with allergies wear it. But there seems to be a whole cleaning process you should go through before you using any coating product.

      • Lola

        You can also have a jeweler do it for you.

  4. Martha

    I love my copper bangle. I decided I didn’t want a ring but love bracelets, so my fiance got me the copper bangle and a few silver beads. I wear it daily, and luckily, I don’t have an allergic reaction to it.

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