Introducing Carved Coins

Carved Coins

Carved Coins

The Hand Carved Coins are all one-of-a-kind – each one is cut by hand and no two will be exactly the same! Each carved coin is cut out and then placed in a silver color bezel. A 24″ silver plated oval textured link chain necklace is included with each carved coin. This is the perfect way to show off your Michigan pride!
Although coin jewelry has likely been around since coins were first popular, it is thought that the Egyptians were the first to wear them as jewelry. The Egyptian soldiers would collect coins along their travels and turn them into wearable art. The “Love Token” began to appear in Great Britain during the late 1600’s through the 1700’s. Most Love Tokes were coins that were smoothed by hand and then engraved with a special message. These tokens were used to celebrate a birth, a special date, initials or name of a lover or family member, or even as a remembrance of someone lost. Later versions included hobbies and favorite places or images. Love tokens became popular in the United States about the time of the Civil War when soldiers would collect coins and send them back to their family with special messages engraved or carved into them. The “rules” of Love Tokens are simple; they MUST be actual currency AND carved or engrave by hand. Although there has been some controversy over the legality of coin carving in the past, it is currently NOT against the law. It is similar to the coin imprinting machines you might see at the zoo or in amusement parks. As long as the coin altering is not done with intent to defraud anyone, it is NOT considered illegal defacement of currency – whew, that’s good news!
Each coin is cut by hand, one at a time, so no two will be exactly the same. Carved Coins designs all templates to keep the designs very close, but no two will be identical.
Great Lakes Quarter Necklace
Michigan Silhouette Penny Necklace
Michigan Silhouette Quarter Necklace
Michigan Inlay Necklace Set
Michigan Quarter Necklace

New Riverstone Gallery Photo Gifts

Riverstone Gallery offers unique photo gift items such as bookmarks, bottle stoppers, coasters, cutting boards ornaments, koozies, ornaments, sun catchers, framed tiles and puzzles. And now Riverstone Gallery offers Petoskey Stone Michigan necklaces, earrings and tie tacs along with Michigan theme or personalized key rings, and Michigan theme prints in various sizes.
You can personalize many of these gift items with your own picture or choose an original Michigan themed photograph. A dye sublimation processed is used by firing the image into the surface of the item at high pressure and temperature for a long lasting gorgeous finish. The Michigan themed photo gifts feature photography by local photographers Gregory Steele and Allyson Schwartz.

Silver Loon Jewelers Introduces Michigan Pottery Tile Necklace

Silver Loon Jewelers Introduces Michigan Pottery Tile Necklace! The Michigan pendant is handcrafted and kiln-fired Michigan clay, glazed in beautiful transparent navy blue. Pendant measures 1.5 inches on 24 inch adjustable black leather cord with Bead Knot. This fun necklace is a great layered look when worn with a shorter necklace, or cord can be shortened to desired length. The Michigan Pottery Tile Necklace comes gift boxed ready for giving, each one individually handcrafted. The color tone and design may vary slightly from photo. Many other designs are available in the Pottery Collection.

Love Smitten Designs

Love Smitten Designs is owned by Ivette Dixon, a New Orleans native. After a brief visit to Traverse city in 2010, she was taken back by the breathtaking scenery Northern Michigan had to offer and moved the following year. Ivette currently resides in Charlevoix, Michigan where she began working on her designs in May of 2013. All of her designs are inspired by the beauty that Michigan has to offer.
Her custom Michigan inspired designs celebrate the beauty and treasures that surrounds Michigan. Memories of places are captured into a design that everyone can cherish. Each locket is individually made and hand crafted to create a unique sense of style. The goal of each design is to make sure you are “smitten” and to take home a little piece of Michigan that you can treasure forever.

 

Pure Michigan Necklace, Butterfly Necklace, Charm Necklace

New sterling silver jewelry by Silver Loon Jewelers include the official State of Michigan Pure Michigan Necklace with upper peninsula in solid deox sterling silver with a bright mirror finish and a beautiful butterfly pendant with exceptional detailing. Both sterling silver pendants are strung on an 18″ sterling silver rolo chain.
And introducing a new style – the Lady Loon Charm Necklace of the Lapidary & Bead Studio collection. This is a new collection in Silver Loon Jewelry’s line of sterling jewelry. This collection features real natural gemstones such as Snowflake Obsidian, Sodalite, Unakite, and Leaf Agate. The Lady Loon Charm Necklace is an organic natural look and an affordable way to get into the European style of the add-a-bead collecting craze! This drop charm necklace is compatible with other popular charm systems such as the Pandora Bracelet line so you can add your own beads.