Blue Flint Cuff Bracelet

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Blue Flint Cuff Bracelet

175.00

Chert (aka flint) is one of Missouri’s most common rocks. It is also a rock of many names and disguises. Chert is generally white, tan or light gray. Red, brown, reddish-brown and yellowish-brown varieties are called jasper. Black and dark gray specimens are known as flint. Mottled and pink types are called Mozarkite (the missouri state rock), while some banded varieties are agates. Despite appearance, all forms of chert have the same basic composition. It is a hard, brittle sedimentary rock composed of finely crystalline quartz and silica. The presence of impurities is what gives the stone colors other than white.

It is the stone’s hardness and the way it breaks that made it invaluable to Americans Indians. They used chert to make arrowheads, scraping, and cutting tools because it breaks with a curved or shell-like fracture, leaving edges as sharp as broken glass. 17th Century era long-barreled muskets used varieties of natural flint for their strikers. Missouri’s 19th century tillers of the soil cursed chert because it dulled their plows.

Hand Fabricated
Oxidized Sterling Silver
Blue Flint from Missouri

Cuff measures 6" with a 1" gap and is suitable for a medium to large wrist. 

 

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