Are the stones in the temple jewelry from the actual temple or just similar to those used?
Yes, these are actual stones that were either once a part of the temple and removed during a repair or leftover material from the construction of the temple. We do not use “similar” stone in our temple jewelry settings. These are the real stone.
For details on each temple stone, refer to our section “Our Temple Stones.”
How did you get the different temple stones?
Each temple stone has a different story on how we acquired it. Generally, our stone comes from people who have either done work on the temple, were affiliated with the temple and given a piece, or just lucky enough to come across some during the construction or a renovation.
Truth be known, there is a lot of people out there that have collected temple stones over the years. We meet them all the time at our live events. Most have had they stone for years and do not really know what to do with it.
If you have questions about a particular temple stone and how it was acquired, I am always happy to share the individual story behind them. Find us on Facebook or Instagram and send us a message!
Where on the temple did the stone come from?
This varies by temple. When possible, we use the stone from the outside walls of the temple. However, some temples are actually pre-cast concrete (Idaho Falls, Rexburg, Payson, etc) and this material does not work for jewelry. In those situations we use stone from inside the temple, usually from the flooring or trim.
Each temple uses many different stones in its construction. We are normally just happy to have stone from the temple and will use any temple stone, as long as we can verify it came from or was used in the temple. If we run out of one particular stone, we may use another stone from the same temple in our settings.
What type of stone is the jewelry made with?
This also depends on the temple. The Nauvoo temples (original and current) are limestone. Most of the others are granite. We also have some that are marble or slade.
See the store section “Our Temple Stones” for details on which type of stone we are using for each specific temple.
I don’t see my temple listed. Will it ever be available in your store?
This is a hard question to answer. We are first and foremost collectors so we are always looking for new temple stones. We never know when or where we will find them. When we find new ones, we always add them to the store as quickly as possible,
Since we started the Etsy store over five years ago, we have added almost 80 new stones to make our temple jewelry with. It is our hope to add as many as we can. We regularly post our new stones on Facebook and Instagram so that would be the best place to watch for new additions.
I have stone from a temple. Can you make jewelry from it for me?
The answer is yes! If you are willing to share a piece of it with us, we will gladly make you jewelry with it at no cost to you.
Connect with us on Facebook or Instagram and send us a message! We would be happy to discuss the details of the exchange. We love partnering with our customers on new temple stone jewelry. We will definitely make it worth your time.