Nikola Valenti offers beautiful, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces through our Nikola Valenti Inspired Collection catalog. New customers can receive a free Gold plated necklace, free Sterling silver bracelet, or free Gold plated earrings just for signing up to review our catalog and products. Visit us at www.NikolaValenti.com, our Nikola Valenti Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @nikola_valenti.View Nikola Valenti Customer Reviews >
At The Steel Shop, our love of stainless steel & silver jewelry drives who we are and what we do. Every day.
MASTER CRAFTSMANSHIP & SUPERIOR QUALITY – Our promise to you.
Our vision is to provide premium quality mens jewelry and womens jewelry that is at the forefront of modern fashion.
At The Steel Shop we use only premium quality materials. This includes the finest grade 316L stainless steel - Meaning your precious jewelry won’t crack, tarnish, rust or corrode. Phew!
Designed for a lifetime of daily use - When your jewelry shines, you shine.
DECADES OF EXPERIENCE
Quality Products | Quality Service
With two decades of industry experience, we are a time-tested brand that you can trust. Being a company recognized for outstanding service has remained at the forefront of our philosophy - Your satisfaction is our business.
Reputation of high quality products is extremely important to us at The Steel Shop. We will always take immense pride in offering first-class quality at no-frills prices
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Hello from Messages in Metal. We are based out of our home state of Montana and are a family owned business specializing in name jewelry. We have hundreds of name necklaces to choose from including name tag and name bar pendants, family jewelry, couples necklaces and so much more!
At Messages in Metal, we take great pride in providing Montana made products to our customers. From inception to design to manufacturing, packaging and shipping - everything is done in house. Our ability to oversee your Messages in Metal selection from start to finish lets our customers know that we care about the details. We strive to give our customers not just a quality product but a quality experience. From an easy to navigate site to high quality materials to detailed custom packaging, we want your Messages in Metal experience to be top notch!
Montana made, your words combined with our jewelry, quality counts. Create your Messages in Metal today!View messagesinmetal.com Customer Reviews >
We specialize in creating beautiful, personalized keepsakes and jewelry to help celebrate and honor the unique life of a loved one. Our keepsakes feature engraved fingerprint images, as well as personalized inscriptions or monograms.
As an added level of service, many of our carefully crafted keepsakes offer an express delivery option to allow receipt within 24 hours of order. From our lab and design studio in suburban Kansas City, Missouri, we work with fine jewelry artists to create the highest-quality memorial keepsakes available. Our design team is unsurpassed in its innovative use of new engraving techniques and metal-finishing handcraft, making possible the 24-hour turnaround on most of our fingerprint jewelry and keepsakes.
Knowing how meaningful these symbolic pieces can be, we try to treat each order as our most important job - to capture the richness and depth of a fingerprint image, add your personal messages, and get these beautiful keepsakes into your hands quicker than anyone else in the industry. It's a privilege to be part of family remembrances, and we never take it for granted. Visit us at LTKeepsakes.com and celebrate your Loved Ones today!View ltkeepsakes.com Customer Reviews >
Since childhood Kenny Vaughan chased a dream of winning a national championship in water-ski jumping. That dream eluded him year after year, turning instead into a nightmare from which he couldn't wake. Year after dreadful year (15 to be exact) he'd make it to the national tournament only to lose in some dramatic fashion. Every year his friends and family would encourage Kenny assuring him that this year would be his year. With a confident smile and a bravado expected from an elite athlete, Kenny would tell them that they were right. Only he knew the truth. Only he knew how scared he was. Only he knew how fear had conquered him.
Before the 1996 tournament, his girlfriend, Tammie (now his wife), knew something was bothering him. Kenny finally let down his guard and confessed his fears to her. She knew just what to do. To help calm his nerves Tammie used a Sharpie to write Bible scripture on the handle of his water-ski rope. Kenny appreciated the encouraging gesture but he didn't know how something written on a ski rope handle could help him overcome his fear. Then he did something right. He meditated on and prayed about the scripture Tammie had written. It was then that God, through His scripture, spoke to Kenny. God's Word weaved a path from the ski rope handle to his head and ultimately to his heart.
Lives change when God's Word is planted in a heart. Kenny's sure did. After 15 years of failure, Kenny finally realized his dream: He won the 1996 national tournament. He learned how to act on God's Word, to be a "doer" of His word and not just a "hearer" as one scripture in James puts it. This lesson affected him deeply and changed his life forever.
To remind himself of lessons learned he made a dog tag with the scripture from his handle engraved on it. He wore it under his shirt, but it didn't take long for someone to notice it and ask about it. Kenny shared his testimony and gave the dog tag away. He made another one. Same result. Kenny realized other people needed God's Word as much as he did, and it was at that moment "Shields of Strength" was born. For the complete story we urge you to read Kenny's book, Shields of Strength, which can be found on our website.
A trend soon developed. He'd have a few of the dog tags made and within days they'd be gone, given away to family, strangers, young, old, men and women. Kenny couldn't give them away fast enough. God was at work and all Kenny needed do was stay faithful and hold on for the ride. And what a ride it's been.
It was December 1998 that the first Shields of Strength were placed in a store. They sold well enough that by 2001, stores across the country were carrying them and on one fateful day they caught the eye of Colonel David Dodd. Colonel Dodd was in command of the 86th Signal Battalion, and he and his troops were headed to Afghanistan for the start of Operation Enduring Freedom. When he contacted Kenny and Tammie about buying some in bulk they graciously gave Colonel Dodd 500 Shields for his combat-ready troops.
Born that day was a lifelong friendship and relationship between Shields of Strength and the military. The most popular "tag" for most soldiers was emblazoned with the U.S. Flag and engraved with Joshua 1:9. It's this "tag" that made its way to a young Army Captain named Russell Rippetoe, a name that still brings tears to the eyes of those in the SOS family.
In 2003, while serving in Iraq, Captain Rippetoe was killed in action while wearing a Shield of Strength. He was the first American casualty of Operation Iraqi Freedom to be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
The following month, during the 2003 Memorial Day Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, President Bush referenced the dog tag Captain Rippetoe was wearing and read the scripture engraved on it. It was a surreal moment for Kenny and his family and they had no idea and no way to prepare for the media storm to come. The first phone call was from the Associated Press, followed by Fox News and CBN. Overnight Kenny's small family-run outfit was overwhelmed with the number of people wanting his dog tags. Trying to answer the phone calls and emails was like drinking from a fire hose; it was impossible to take them all.
One call Kenny didn't miss, however, was from Joe Rippetoe, Russell Rippetoe's father. Joe, who like his son was a veteran of war, was so taken by the Shield of Strength his son had worn that he wanted to make sure that each of the other soldiers from Russell's unit had one. He and Kenny became fast friends and the elder Rippetoe became a virtual megaphone for Shields of Strength.
Since that time Kenny and Tammie have made over four million of the dog tags and have given hundreds of thousands of them to the U.S. military as well as other ministries. In fact, Stephen Mansfield wrote in his book, Faith of the American Soldier, "aside from the official insignias they wear, [the SOS dogtag] is the emblem most often carried by members of the military in Afghanistan and Iraq."
Many of America's allies wear them as well. For instance, The British Royal Army has ordered as many as 8000 at a time for their troops. Through it all Kenny will repeat to anyone who will listen that seeing the impact Shields of Strength has had in lives of countless people across the world is, in his words, "the most humbling experience of my life."
Over the years the popularity of the dog tags exponentially grew and crossed all demographics. Churches use them as outreach tools, hospitals for encouragement, athletes for courage, and thousands of others for the hope they instill in helping them overcome their personal trials this life always finds a way to bring. Kenny says "My favorite thing to do is to take one off my neck and give it to a stranger."
As their popularity grew so did the selection of specialty tags. From athletics to various vocations and hobbies, there's a Shield of Strength that fits most every need. It brightens our day when we see police officers, fire fighters and EMS professionals wearing some form of SOS. Many professional athletes from a wide range of sports wear Shields of Strength as well. We're BIG fans of various sports around here and we'd be lying if we didn't admit that seeing some of the sports world's biggest stars wearing our jewelry didn't make us a little giddy. Sometimes we feel like the young kids screaming for autographs before and after games. Some of the professional athletes wearing SOS include Tim Tebow, Ronnie Coleman, Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, Ray Lewis, Christian Michael and Robert Griffin III.
The Rise of Fitness Jewelry
In 2011 an idea came to us from Rodney Burks, a local high-school powerlifting coach, that not only fanned the flames of innovation at Shields of Strength but helped us build relationships and forge paths with people and in areas that we otherwise never would have.
Coach Burks asked if we could make a replica of a weight plate that his lifters could wear on a chain. After several conversations and a few hand-drawn designs we decided that, yes, this is something we could absolutely do. However, after receiving the first prototype we knew something just wasn't right with the design In a stroke of brilliance, we decided to slightly increase the size of the hole in the middle and pass the chain through the center of the weight plate. It looked awesome!
After seeing the final prototype we knew this weight plate was a good idea. Time would prove to us just how good of an idea it was. Once these new weight plates were discovered by the fitness crowd we couldn't make them fast enough. And that one idea, that one weight plate design, has now morphed and grown to include everything from dumbbells to kettle bells.
It didn't take long for some of the most influential names in the fitness industry to take notice of our unique designs. In fact, the weight plate has become so popular that today when anyone sees the round plate with the chain through the middle, they immediately know it's a Shields of Strength.
Shields of Strength continues to grow and expand multiple styles, collections, and metal types of jewelry, each uniquely designed internally. We only sell our original designs. Our designs are often emulated, but never equaled in quality. Customers are delighted to shop our New, Christian Jewelry, Men, Women, Cross, Fitness, Sports, Dog Tag, Fine, Apparel, and Accessory Categories. Our best selling items include; Men’s Flag Cross Necklace, Weight Plate Necklace, Fishers of Men Bracelet, Women’s Revelation Bracelet, Women’s Faith Cross Necklace, Men’s Tapered Cross Necklace, One Nation Under God Dog Tag Necklace, and Women Cross with Swarovski Crystal Necklace, just to name a few. Our collections include The Thin Blue Line and Thin Red Line First Responder Collection, Military Collection, Occupational Jewelry Collection, Petite Women’s Collection, Fitness Jewelry Collection, Sports Jewelry Collection, and 14K Gold Fine Jewelry Collection.
We are actively engaged on multiple social media applications; to include, Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok. You can follow us at @shieldsofstrength and @johnkennedyvaughan.
We give generously to members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, Goldstar family members, family members of Fallen Officers, women and children trapped in sex trafficking, chronically ill people, and others. We actively support Point 27, a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organizations. You can learn more about them at www.point27.org.
As exciting as our growth has been, we will never let anything deter us from our true mission or vision. They are both the same today as they were in the beginning: To share the love, hope, forgiveness, and power of God’s Word with others and to see people victorious in life’s battles and in a relationship with Jesus Christ.View shieldsofstrength.com Customer Reviews >
Jewlr is a leading online retailer of personalized jewelry. With Jewlr, you choose the style, metal, engravings and stones of any color to make that unique gift. Every Jewlr item is made to order in North America and shipped directly to the customers in the USA, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia. Nothing says it like personalized jewelry, and there is no place better than Jewlr to personalize your unique gift.View jewlr.ca Customer Reviews >
At the Add-A-Pearl Company our goal is to provide the finest quality pearls available along with an ongoing commitment to protect and support only responsible use of our natural resources. The Add-A-Pearl Company supports those pearl farms where baby oysters are given exceptional care and proper nutrition. Dedicated care and nurturing is needed over the next 2 – 5 years. Nutrients are provided and each oyster regularly inspected and cleaned to ensure that harmful bacteria do not invade the oysters. Depending on the ocean temperatures, oyster depths are continually adjusted to ensure the best possible environment for happy and healthy oysters.
The Add-A-Pearl Company supports gold mining practices that favor protecting the fragile environments of gold mining areas. We source gold chain only from sectors that firmly understand the impact gold mining has on nature conservation, ensuring that the major threats to the human and physical environments that result from mining are minimized. Since a substantial increase of gold mining has occurred, the Add-A-Pearl Company strives to promote mining practices that maintain the social and cultural fabric of local communities due to the influx of migratory miners.View addapearl.com Customer Reviews >
Marissa Collections owes its success to staying true to the original goal...commitment to helping clients develop their individual style through personalized service and extraordinary selection. Marissa Collections began in 1975 with a storefront boutique of hand selected items including clothing, jewelry, accessories and shoes which Marissa personally styled for each individual. The instant success among the small community on the Gulf of Mexico has continued over the years, emerging into a 10,000 square foot location in the Third Street South shopping district of Old Naples. Marissa Collections was destined to evolve and expanded to our second location at The Royal Poinciana Plaza in Palm Beach.
Marissa is the creative force behind this legendary store and Burt anchors the business end of operations. As a continuation of the legacy, their son Jay helms the marketing, jewelry and menswear end of the business. Together they have sustained the formula of providing the highest level of individual service. Unique styling, exemplary service and style in a beautifully designed store with Marissa's artistic force makes this women's specialty shop one of a kind.
Consistently receiving accolades from national fashion publications, clients from all over the world and designers alike, Harper's Bazaar "Style Leaders", Vogue's "Top 25 Warm Weather Shopping Destinations", Town and Country's "Highly Curated Guide to Jewelry", Women's Wear Daily and Elle.com proclaim Marissa Collections one of the "top specialty stores in the country".View marissacollections.com Customer Reviews >
We are proud to be one of the foremost online retailers of quality Norse and Viking jewelry and accessories in the world.
We have a huge range of Viking-inspired jewelry, most of which is shipped worldwide directly from our warehouse in the USA. Other items such as mugs, clothes and household items are printed to order offsite and despatched directly from our fulfilment partners.
Norse Spirit is an established venture with customer service at its heart. Before, during and after every sale, the Norse Spirit team will be there to support you and hopefully add you to our growing list of satisfied customers. Shop with us today and let our experienced team make you a customer for life.
The Vikings were so much more sophisticated than the barbarians that history has made them out to be. One look at their intricate jewelry, swords, longships and art-works and it's obvious they were some of the finest craftsman of their time.
Reading the Viking sagas will tell you how important honor and poetry were to these noble people. If you haven't already, we recommend reading Beowulf or the Volsung Saga to learn more about the Viking Age. These are sagas filled with honor, courage, magic, and even monsters.
Shop with us today and experience the Norse Spirit for yourself.View norsespirit.com Customer Reviews >