Striped Flint (also known as Banded Flint, Polish Flint, Polish Diamond or “Stone of Optimism”) originates from only one location in the world! It's found in Poland, near the town of Sandomierz, on the Vistula River. These deposits are from the Upper Jurassic Age and are believed to be approximately 160 million years old. Flint is a sedimentary rock consisting of microscopic crystals (cryptocrystalline) of the mineral quartz. Striped Flint is believed to have formed by precipitation of silica directly from seawater and is found as concretions within limestone deposits.
The use of Striped Flint dates back to the Neolithic Age (later part of the Stone Age). During the Neolithic Age, Flint was used to craft axes used for farming, hunting, starting fires, building material, protection, and rituals. These talismans were buried with their owners during this time period. Striped Flint was also used in Ancient Greece for protection. Striped Flint would be placed by the bedside to prevent nightmares and for protection against negative energy and intentions. It was also used in healing elixirs for the skin.
Today, Striped Flint is often made into jewelry due to its rarity and distinctive patterns! You can find Striped Flint in museums, art galleries, and even the Vatican. It has been adored and worn by royalty throughout history and we are so excited to have created custom jewelry with these gorgeous stones Ricky and I got to hand pick from the Tuscon Gem Show!!
Color: Gray, tan, white, brown
Care: Avoid prolonged exposure to heat (or extreme heat), direct sunlight and contact with abrasive surfaces or chemicals. Remove before contact sports, weight lifting or activities where it may come into contact with force. As always, it should be stored away from minerals higher on the MOHs scale.
Feng Shui Placement: Entry points to the home for protection, bedroom to promote peaceful sleep and in your sacred space to connect with the Divine
♡ Chakra: Crown and Root
♡ Element: Spirit/Ether
♡ Numerology: 7
♡ Zodiac Sign: Taurus and Scorpio
♡ Brings connection with nature & spiritual awareness
♡ Enhances the body's energy levels & physical vitality
♡ Promotes calming of emotions, inspiration & optimism
♡ Provides protection against negative energy & nightmares
♡ Supports the immune & reproductive systems, and skin
Use + Crystal pairings
Striped Flint is a extremely grounding and nurturing stone that helps you connect with your ancestors and the healing energy from Mother Earth. Working with Polish Flint in healing work or meditation opens your mind up to receive guidance and wisdom from ancestors and spirit guides.
Rhodolite Garnet + Striped Flint
This is a powerful combination for enhancing your connection with spirit guides, ancestors and the Divine. Rhodolite Garnet and Striped Flint both resonate with the Root and Crown Chakras, helping you remain grounded during meditation.
Amethyst + Striped Flint
This is the perfect combination to keep on your nightstand to prevent nightmares or other sleep disturbances. Both help to regulate the nervous system, allowing you to fall into a peaceful sleep.
Peridot + Striped Flint
This is a great pairing for anyone trying to rekindle their joy, replenish energy and maintain a state of overall wellbeing. You can also use this pairing to manifest abundance and for protection against negative energy.
New custom Striped Polish jewelry will be available on this week's Instagram live sale on Wednesday June 21 & Thursday, June 22 from 5-8 pm CST and Friday June 23 from 11 am to 1 pm CST! New arrivals will be released to our website Saturday, June 24 @ 4 pm CST!!