Four Directions Cuff

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The 4 Directions Spiral is a design that has been found on artifacts in the Mounds Builder Settlements of the South Eastern United States. 

With this symbol, the focus is on:

  • balance
  • customary stages of life (childhood, adolescence, adulthood, elder)
  • cardinal direction (North, South, East, West)
  • seasons of the year (spring, summer, autumn, winter)
  • fluidity expressed through the flowing lines which mimic water, a very important part of all Southeast Indigenous communities 
  • an emphasis on the recurring number four

In keeping with this tradition, our Directions Collection expands this shape to also include a total of seven lines.  The numbers four and seven are central to Cherokee life.  For example, we look to the Seven Generations that came before us to ensure the success of the Seven Generations to come.  We also have seven clans 

 5/8" Riley Copper Cuff 

All of our jewelry is handmade in our studio in Oklahoma.  Please allow 7-10  days before we ship. Need something faster, choose Front Of The Line Shipping at Checkout. This option allows you to skip to the front of the production line. Standard shipping times apply once shipped

 

How Do I Care For My Copper Jewelry?

The Best way to care for your Copper is to wear it often  The natural oils from your skin will keep the copper, and pearls nice and shiny. Copper will acquire a beautiful patina over time. We feel that the patina is part of the natural beauty of the metal. 

As much as possible do not wear your jewelry when working out or doing any heavy physical activity that will cause excessive sweating. 

Clean your copper jewelry with a soft cloth if dirty you can use some liquid dish soap.

If you prefer, you can coat the metal with clear fingernail polis to maintain the shine. 

 

Why Does Copper Sometimes Turn My Skin Green?

Have you ever noticed a green tint on your skin after wearing copper jewelry? That is a chemical reaction between the copper, oxygenand the sweat on your skin. The process is called oxidization and is your body's way of absorbing the copper. Copper is an essential element and your body needs it. If you skin is turning green it is your body's way of telling you that something is missing. 

 

Where Can I Find Cherokee Copper In Person?

We are frequently asked if we have a store location. The answer is someday. But for now you can find us in cultural gift shops, museums and art galleries from Cape Code to Tahlequah. You can find our most up to date list of locations here.

 

 

 

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Linda Larsen
two cuffs, wedding gift for Italian newlyweds

this Italian couple is absolutely in love with the Cherokee tradition and Native American culture. They were thrilled to receive these cops for their wedding gift from us in the United States to them and Rome.

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Mark Pederson
Four Directions Cuff review

Very satisfied. Excellent quality. prompt delivery. meaningful design

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Catherine

Very good

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