These lovely objects are all by Anthropologie. I am so glad that copper has made this major come-back into fashion. After all, it has been the major metal used in human history. But first of all, what is it? Copper is a chemical element with the symbol Cu that comes from the Latin word cuprum, meaning “from the island of Cyprus”. Copper is man’s oldest metal, dating back to 10,000 years algo, often represented as a symbol of eternal life. Besides gold, it’s the only metal with a golden natural color (other metals are either gray or white). And it looks fab with concrete!