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Turquoise is perhaps the oldest stone in man’s history, the talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors. It is a stone of protection, strong and opaque, yet soothing to the touch, healing to the eye, as if carved from an azure heaven and slipped to earth. Its unique shade of blue, often blue-green, lends it name, Turquoise, to all things of this tranquil hue. The delicate veining or mottled webbing in cream or brown is inherent to the stone and serves to enhance its character.

The name Turquoise is derived from the French, pierre turquoise, meaning “Turkish stone,” because the trade routes that brought Turquoise to Europe from the mines in central Asia went through Turkey, and Venetian merchants often purchased the stone in Turkish bazaars. 

For thousands of years, Turquoise has spanned all cultures, prized as a symbol of wisdom, nobility and the power of immortality.  Among the Ancient Egyptians, Persians and Chinese, Aztecs and Incas of South America, and Native North Americans, Turquoise was sacred in its adornment and for power, luck, and protection.

Turquoise beads dating back to 5000 B.C. have been found in Iraq, and the Egyptians were mining the stones in the Sinai in 3200 B.C. The death mask of Tutankhamun was studded with Turquoise, as were the mosaic masks dedicated to the gods, the fabulous inlaid skulls, shields and power statues of Moctezuma, the last ruler of the Aztecs. 

For nearly a thousand years, Native Americans have mined and fashioned Turquoise, using it to guard their burial sites. Their gems have been found from Argentina to New Mexico.  Indian priests wore it in ceremonies when calling upon the great spirit of the sky. Many honored Turquoise as the universal stone, believing their minds would become one with the universe when wearing it. Because of its ability to change colors, it was used in prophesy or divining. To the prehistoric Indian, Turquoise, worn on the body or used in ceremonies always signified the god of the sky alive in the earth.

 

For centuries Turquoise has been recognized as possessing the power to protect riders from injury due to falls. First used as amulets by Turkish soldiers, on their persons and attached to their bridles and trappings, it later came to be used for protection against falls of any kind. Turquoise is also reputed to be influenced by the physical condition of the person who wears it. It is thought to grow pale when its owner is sick or sad, lose all color when the person dies, and gradually recover its color when transferred to a new healthy owner, its color deepening each day.  

Historically, Turquoise is credited with the property of securing friendly regard, verifying the traditional saying that “he, or she, who owns a Turquoise will never want for a friend.”  In the Orient, a Turquoise ring was worn as a protector against all things evil. The proverb states: “Given by a loving hand it brings with it happiness and good fortune.” However, the ring emitted protective energy only if the stone was given by a friend. It was believed to restore clear vision to the mind when the thinking became muddled and thus ensured good fortune. 

Turquoise has always been valued as an ornamental gem, often considered a symbol of male power. Anselmus de Boot, court physician of Emperor Rudolph II, wrote in 1609 that Turquoise was so highly regarded by men that no man considered his hand to be well adorned unless he wore a fine Turquoise. Today, we know Turquoise empowers men and women equally, and worn or carried, it is a talisman of luck, success, ambition and creativity.

In the workplace, Turquoise promotes leadership, assists relocation or regular travel associated with career, and helps avoid unwise investments. It helps overcome writer’s block, and is a stone of clear communication when giving information; an especially good amulet for those who work in the law, or for local or central government. Turquoise is especially recommended for accountants and computer operators for mental relaxation, for those who work in radio or television to release anxiety, and for laborers to protect from bodily harm. 

As a crystal for travel, Turquoise protects you and your possessions against theft, loss or attack, helps prevent accidents, especially falls, and even guards your pet.  Attached to a collar, bridle, or cage, Turquoise prevents animals from straying or being stolen, and makes horses sure-footed and obedient to their riders. Tibetan warriors, or Chinese Turquoise, is green and carries a slightly different vibration than the more vivid blue.  It is especially useful for clearing the Throat Chakra, and blockages of suppressed self-expression. As jewelry it is worn by men and women alike, and considered a promise of fidelity and protectiveness to a lover or partner. It is used in sacred prayer beads, adorns musical instruments, prayer wheels and bells, and a Turquoise rosary is said to relate prayer to whatever deity is being invoked. Tibetan Turquoise is traditionally received as a gift to pass on its natural fortune-bringing powers, so if you buy your own, make it a gift to yourself.

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Images Copied From Google, They are not mine in any way.  Just Examples of Raw Turquoise Stones & Jewelry.

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Posted by in Uncategorized on December 2, 2017

We carry Bezels for many different countries coinage, we can also have Bezels made, if we don’t have one to fit your coinage. there are so many coins we don’t carry, but are beautiful and so unique, with that being said, I have found some of the cutest Christmas themed coins, some are real money coins, like the American Kennedy Half-Dollar, and some are commemorative, and have no monetary value, If you have a love for coins, and Christmas, you should really look into all they have to offer, and then look to us, we can help you make it extra special, it could be made into a necklaces, money clips, or key rings., we also have chains for your necklace needs.

These are just a few coins I found, and fell in love with!

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Posted by in Uncategorized on November 29, 2017

Making jewelry from coins dates all the way back to ancient times with Egyptian, Greek and Roman examples highlighted in museum exhibits around the globe. Doubloons and other coins salvaged from shipwrecks dating back centuries often make their way into jewelry crafted today. But when it comes to what collectors seek, most coin jewelry falls into the Victorian through 1960s range.

Victorian Coin Jewelry

Victorian coin jewelry pieces, produced during the reign of Queen Victoria of England from 1837-1901, don’t frequently come on the market.

When they do, these items can rival similarly aged karat gold jewelry in value.

Prime examples are Victorian “love token” pieces. This jewelry is charming, literally, since the elements were made by engraving names, loving words and symbols on coins that had been smoothed to remove the embossing and then fashioning them into charms dangling from bracelets and pins. Legend has it that many of these items were crafted by lonely sailors spending months at sea and then shared with loved ones when they were reunited.

From the same era come pins, not surprisingly, made from English coins depicting Queen Victoria. The dates on the coins used in these pieces make it easy to ascertain when they were made, of course. Many were made using coins stuck to commemorate the Queen’s 50th anniversary on the throne in the late 1800s.

Edwardian Coin Jewelry

The Edwardian era extends from approximately 1900 through 1914.

During this period Victorian influences in jewelry and fashion could still be seen, but as far as coin jewelry goes it became fashionable for jewelry crafters to actually cut away the non-decorative background of a coin before attaching a pin clasp and stem.

This piercing of the metal left a frame filled with eagles, stars, famous profiles, bison or other decorative elements, along with the date.

This technique coordinates with the lacy, more delicate design work incorporated into other Edwardian jewelry styles and indicates that a plain coin was far too ordinary this period.

1940s Coin Jewelry

By the1940s when war was raging in both Europe and the Pacific, coins were an available medium for trench art projects collectors refer to as “sweetheart” jewelry. Coins were often heated to add a domed effect, drilled and then linked together to make jewelry sent home by soldiers and sailors to family, friends and sweethearts.

The most common coin projects like these were bracelets, but necklaces, watch chains and other jewelry items have been found bearing 1940s coins from Australia, England and other points where servicemen were stationed around the world.

Coin Jewelry After Word War II

It’s not uncommon to locate silver coins from the 1950s or copper pennies from the ‘60s or ‘70s soldered together to form attention-grabbing cuff bracelets, as these coins have always been readily available for jewelry experimentation. Gold plated pennies from the 1970s glued to bracelets sold in jewelry making kits can be found as well. Another fun brooch from this era has pennies dangling from a “money tree.” Whether seeking this type of jewelry through online auctions, yard sales or flea markets, it can still be purchased inexpensively.

Souvenir jewelry made using coins has been made since the 1920s and ‘30s, with some styles being produced over many decades. Vintage bracelets linking Mexican pesos, Canadian cents and other world coins in an overlapping design, sometimes embellished with a dangling coin charm, can be found with dates ranging through the 1960s. Most collectors date these jewelry items according to the most recent coin present in the design, and they can also be purchased fairly reasonably today.

Other affordable vintage coin pieces include coordinated necklaces, bracelets and matching earring sets, known as parures by collectors. These were often made in South American countries such as Peru, and include dangling metal embellishments. Others were fashioned by linking similarly colored coins in varying sizes together in a graduated style.

Gold Coins in Jewelry

In the 1970s, demand soared for finely crafted pieces bearing gold coins set in karat gold. Many Krugerands were set in gold frames to form pendants during this period. Other gold coins were used as well, and often embellished with chunky nugget and rope designs along with diamond and gemstone accents.

The appeal of karat gold coin jewelry continued into the 1980s and early ‘90s, as evidenced by a series of feline-themed coins minted for the Isle of Mann in the United Kingdom being used for this purpose. American eagle gold coins were framed in pendant necklaces and ring mountings as well. Given in the intrinsic value of gold coins and fine jewelry in general, these pieces have held their value and still sell for respectable prices although many were sold for scrap in the recent past when gold prices hit record highs.

From Victorian trinkets to trendy karat gold, one of the most interesting aspects of examining the wide world of coin jewelry is the veritable variety of styles, materials and sentiments behind these vintage conversation pieces. There’s something out there to appeal to most jewelry collectors and coin aficionados alike.

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Sweetheart Jewelry Example

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 Victorian Jewelry Example

The Buffalo nickel or Indian Head nickel is a copper-nickel five-cent piece that was struck by the United States Mint from 1913 to 1938. It was designed by sculptor James Earle Fraser.

As part of a drive to beautify the coinage, five denominations of US coins had received new designs between 1907 and 1909. In 1911, Taft administration officials decided to replace Charles E. Barber’s Liberty Head design for the nickel, and commissioned Fraser to do the work. They were impressed by Fraser’s designs showing a Native American and an American bison. The designs were approved in 1912, but were delayed several months because of objections from the Hobbs Manufacturing Company, which made mechanisms to detect slugs in nickel-operated machines. The company was not satisfied by changes made in the coin by Fraser, and in February 1913, Treasury Secretary Franklin MacVeagh decided to issue the coins despite the objections.

Despite attempts by the Mint to adjust the design, the coins proved to strike indistinctly, and to be subject to wear—the dates were easily worn away in circulation. In 1938, after the expiration of the minimum 25-year period during which the design could not be replaced without congressional authorization, it was replaced by the Jefferson nickel, designed by Felix Schlag. Fraser’s design is admired today, and has been used on commemorative coins and the gold American Buffalo series.

In a 1947 radio interview, Fraser discussed his design.

Well, when I was asked to do a nickel, I felt I wanted to do something totally American—a coin that could not be mistaken for any other country’s coin. It occurred to me that the buffalo, as part of our western background, was 100% American, and that our North American Indian fitted into the picture perfectly.

 

US Indian Head Nickel Coin Pendant 1/20th 14k Yellow Gold Filled

39mm Indian Head Buffalo Gold Copy Coin Pendant 1/20th 14k Yellow Gold Filled

Buffalo Nickel Coin Ring Unisex .925 Sterling Silver High Polished Smooth

 

Posted by in Uncategorized on October 17, 2017

After the Great Depression, the slogan “A diamond is forever” became famous and encouraged men to spend at minimum two months’ salary on his fiance’s engagement ring.

According to, “The Knot 2016 Real Wedding Survey” the national average spent on an engagement ring is $6,163.

Flintski Jewelry offers Diamond Engagement Rings as well as Wedding Sets (engagements rings with matching bands) ranging in price from $1696 – $4800.

Stop by, 311 W Monroe, Suite A, Grenada, MS, to see the beautiful variety of rings we have to offer and Papa’s Diamond Deals.

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Flintski Jewelry is an authorized dealer/retailer of Jane McCrory Jewelry; handmade Mississippi Delta-inspired hammered wire bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and rings. Each piece is hand-sculpted and made unique, no two are the same, using only hand tools and a hammer. Her wire of choice and what she uses most is Copper, Argentium Sterling Silver, or 14k Gold Filled.

Jane McCrory Jewelry is designed by, made by, and distributed by Jane, herself, in her small Delta hometown, Inverness, Mississippi. Although she began crafting and selling jewelry in her youth, it wasn’t until January 2012, that she would turn both her love of sculpting wire & a small delta town, into a thriving manufacturing, retail, and wholesale business. Since 2012, thanks to her creativity and inspiration which she credits to God’s beautiful Creation surrounding her {from the smallest cotton boll in the Field to the Mighty Mississippi} {from rolling hills, through flatland’s and Cotton Fields, onward, the Mississippi River} many exclusive designs have been outstandingly hand-sculpted. Flintski Jewelry is delighted to welcome this Mississippi Delta-inspired jewelry line, which offers jewelry with a “Southern Flare” to Grenada, MS and surrounding areas as well as to our online & social media communities.

To view Jane McCrory Jewelry offered by Flintski Jewelry, click on the picture below and it will take you directly to the her line on our website.

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Dear Mr. Proffer and Flintski Jewelry,

Thank you for replying, sorry for getting back with you so late. I would like to tell you about the purchase I made from your store a few weeks back. After we emailed back and forth on June 1, I was afraid I was not going to be able to receive one of these beautiful rope coin bezels before I had to fly out to my daughter’s wedding.

So I used the internet to locate your store and get a telephone number and when I called there was a man that answered. He told me that you had left for the day and wanted to know if he could help me. He spent a lot of time with me on the phone helping me with my purchase and making sure everything was perfect. Once everything was completed he reassured me that the rope coin bezel would ship next day air and that I would receive it in time and it arrived just as he had promised.

This was my first daughter to get married and I wanted everything to be perfect. It was a very emotional moment when I gave her the rope bezel with a coin in it and that moment would have never been possible if he hadn’t taken the time to help me like he did.

I don’t know his name but please let him know how special he made my daughter’s wedding. May God bless him for many years to come. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Sincerely,
Michael Auxier

Why is it that when out shopping, I often find myself paying more attention to the “girly” jewelry than the stuff guys may wear?  I’m not certain if this is because out of my 4 children, 3 are girls or what!  But what I do know is lately both my teenage son and husband have been interested in a variety of jewelry pieces.  Most days they both have at least a chain on.  This has made me take notice that it’s not just my guys; but a lot of the teenage boys are wearing both silver & gold chains both with & without pendants.

So now I’m curious …
Guys … What type of chain do you like?
Preference in Gold or Silver, Length, Weight, etc.
Ladies …What style do you think your guys prefer?

To help with the feedback, I’m posting a picture with a variety of chains we carry. I’ve also listed the description along with our website link beside it that will take you directly to the specific style of chain.
If you have any questions, just comment and let me know.

You’ll notice the pictures have a variety of the chains for you to look at and comment on we have these along with many more.

Hanging Chains Left to Right:
24” 3mm Sterling Silver Flat Mariner Anchor
– 18” 2.9mm Sterling Silver Figaro
– 20” 5.4mm Sterling Silver Curb
20″ 2.3mm Gold Filled French Diamond Cut Rope
– 16” 4.5mm Sterling Silver Figaro
– 18” 6.8 Sterling Silver Curb

Chain w/Football Pendant is a:
20″ 2.8mm Sterling Silver Diamond Cut Rope
– Sterling Silver Football Pendant

Of course, you can just click here on CHAINS and see each that we have to offer!

Again, Thanks in Advance for your FEEDBACK!

Looking forward to hearing from you,
Tara

 

Flintski Jewelry loves to please our customers in every way…

I just want to give a huge shoutout and thank you to Flintski Jewelry! They are always so nice, and very sweet people! Hands down the only jewelry store I will go to for the missus and myself. They have incredible pricing on stunning pieces. Their coin jewelry is definately unique and has a certain nostalgia that can only be found here. If you havent been in definately give them a visit.

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For my son’s birthday, I gave him a 1925 (my birth year) Silver Dollar mounted in a sterling silver money clip. I also gave him a 30″ 6mm Sterling Silver Figaro Chain.

You would think that he would put his money in the clip and use it as a money clip, well he didn’t. He wanted to put it on his Figaro chain and wear it as a “Coin Money Clip Pendant” so that he could show it off to everyone. It looks GREAT!! Edmond Proffer