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Peace Sign Necklace

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PRODUCT STORY
Peace as we know it began in 1958. That's when artist Gerald Holtom designed the now-familiar peace symbol. He took his inspiration from semaphore code: two flags held in an upside-down V mean "N", and holding them in a vertical line indicates "D". Holtom was promoting Nuclear Disarmament, and this peace-loving pendant plays a small part in that very process.

The copper used in the bronze pendant was reclaimed from communication cables that once connected America's nuclear defense systems. The metal was never located near radioactive materials and poses no health risk, but its been given a weathered texture and a shifting patina that help to tell its historic story. Made in the USA. Packaged in 100% recycled paper, printed with soy inks.
MATERIALS
Peace Bronze, gold jump ring, natural fiber cord
SUBMITTED BY
Erin Fergusson, UncommonGoods Buyer
NOTES
18" L, Pendant: 1" dia.
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Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

February 29, 2012 01:12:37 PM

We're excited to share the story behind this Peace Sign Necklace! Since the symbol comes from the initials for Nuclear Disarmament, this pendant is extra special (see the product story to learn more). Would you wear it to show that you believe in the power of peace?

Vawn
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March 03, 2012 06:51:45 AM

VERY cool...love this!

Christine
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March 04, 2012 01:12:13 PM

I loved learning the history of the peace symbol and the fact that this is made in the USA from reclaimed materials. It's kind of expensive, though.

Kara
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March 05, 2012 01:27:53 PM

I love everything about this the look, the story, the reclaimed and recycled components. Some people may be turned off by the price, since it doesn't contain precious metals.

Dorothy
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March 05, 2012 01:39:40 PM

price is rather high...

amy
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March 06, 2012 09:41:38 AM

love this! esp. the fact that its made from "copper used in the bronze pendant was reclaimed from communication cables that once connected America's nuclear defense systems."

Dawn
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March 06, 2012 11:09:00 AM

I would worry that the copper jewelry would leave green marks on my skin.

Angela
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March 06, 2012 12:13:07 PM

Too expensive

Gail

March 06, 2012 02:00:06 PM

Yep this one is a winner!

Teresa
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March 06, 2012 02:19:15 PM

I would buy it for a hippie friend

Pat
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March 06, 2012 02:35:42 PM

I get that artists have to survive but that's way too much money for something that required little spark from the artist.

otter lover
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March 06, 2012 02:43:26 PM

might be good for the right person just not me

Kimberly
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March 06, 2012 02:52:13 PM

Like that it is recycled.

Robin
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March 06, 2012 04:07:40 PM

Does anyone really buy anything like this anymore?

Andrea
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March 06, 2012 05:05:53 PM

Nice concept, but the price is too high.

Julie
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March 06, 2012 07:27:57 PM

Nothing new or different here. Too high a price. Just kind of boring.

Lorrie
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March 06, 2012 07:31:33 PM

too expensive

KAREN
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March 06, 2012 08:21:25 PM

Groovey! and a fab price!

Jennifer
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March 07, 2012 08:44:27 AM

I love the history behind this, but it's too pricey.

Cheryl
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March 07, 2012 08:53:29 AM

Thanks for mentioning it's not radioactive! Love it, but I agree that it is a bit on the pricey side

Lori
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March 07, 2012 09:19:34 AM

cool, brings back memories

Heather
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March 07, 2012 09:37:55 AM

Love the simplicity and the story, wish I could afford it.

Maureen
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March 07, 2012 09:40:03 AM

Bit pricey but with the story behind it, makes for a unique gift.would copper react with skin?

Linda
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March 07, 2012 11:01:14 PM

I am sick of this peace sign

Nancy
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March 08, 2012 04:24:01 PM

Love love the idea behind this and I love peace signs. It is a bit too pricey though so don't know that I would actually buy it.

Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

March 12, 2012 11:19:48 AM

We're glad to see some great feedback on this Peace Sign Necklace! We love that it's made from copper reclaimed from communication tables that were once used in America's nuclear defense systems. Why do you love this necklace? Tweet (at)UncommonGoods and tell us why it has your vote for your chance to win an UncommonGoods gift certificate. Remember to include a link to this page. We can't wait to see your tweets!

mar
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March 13, 2012 07:30:04 AM

Been there, done that!!! To high a price for it also

Andrea
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March 13, 2012 11:41:08 AM

Unique and interesting

Brittany
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March 13, 2012 02:29:06 PM

some hippie may buy it...

Michelle
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March 13, 2012 03:10:56 PM

played out

Geoffrey
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March 13, 2012 06:31:24 PM

If you have to tell customers it's not radio-active, that's a problem.

emily
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March 13, 2012 08:19:43 PM

Very cool! Love US made and recycled. And THANKS for the story behind the symbol!

Susan
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March 14, 2012 01:03:49 AM

I like it alot but not sure I would pay 50 for it.

KARA
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March 14, 2012 05:31:21 AM

TOO EXPENSIVE, BUT I LIKE IT ANYHOW.

Kris
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March 14, 2012 09:44:48 AM

Surely I cannot be the only person voting on these products with a tight wallet?!? There's absolutely no way I could afford that even though I would LOVE it for my daughter, she's a peacenik.

Katherine
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March 14, 2012 01:46:18 PM

Very cool although seems a bit on the high price end.

Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

March 14, 2012 03:15:22 PM

Hi Maureen. That's a great question, and we're sorry about our delay in getting back to you. We reached out to the makers of this necklace who let us know that since it's made of Peace Bronze (TM) it won't react with your skin. The metal is 95 percent copper, 4 percent silicon, and 1 percent manganese.

angela

March 18, 2012 11:37:50 AM

Too pricey for this peace!

April

March 20, 2012 12:09:59 PM

I really like this necklace.

vicki

March 20, 2012 12:29:58 PM

it was very pretty

Katherine

March 20, 2012 01:33:10 PM

I'm just not digging it. Sorry.

Trudi

March 25, 2012 12:06:12 PM

If it's from the company I think it is, they have much nicer designs to choose from. I love that they use recycled materials, their message, and that it's US-made.

thanks for commenting

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