Metal Types

There are a variety of metals choices available for jewelry. Whether you like the allure of platinum or the range of options with the classic gold, you will find a number of stylish pieces, sometimes even combining the two metals. Today, alternative metals like sterling silver, titanium, and stainless steel give you additional options in look, strength, price, etc. Each choice has its own qualities, so base your choice on the ones that you value most.
 



Platinum

Platinum is generally 95% pure and does not tarnish or lose its rich white luster. Platinum is the heaviest of all the precious metals weighing approximately twice as much as karat gold. Its purity makes it hypoallergenic, perfect for people who are sensitive to the alloys used in gold. Platinum is also known for its strength and pliability, just one gram of platinum can be drawn into a fine wire over one mile long.
 



Gold

Pure 24 karat gold is rarely used in jewelry because it is too soft for frequent wear. Gold is mixed with alloys like copper, silver, nickel, and zinc to give different colors, strength, and durability. Gold's purity is measured in karats, which indicate out of 24 parts how many parts are gold. For example, 18kt gold contains 18/24 gold and 6/24 alloy, while 14kt gold contains 14/24 gold and 10/24 alloy. Gold is traditionally seen in yellow and white colors, but can also be available in rose or green on occasion.
 



Sterling Silver

Sterling silver is usually 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper. Silver is much more plentiful than platinum or gold and is much less expensive. It takes on a much higher polish than any other metal, but it does tarnish. The tarnish can be removed, but silver requires much more care than other metals.
 

Titanium

Titanium is a light, strong, and corrosion-resistant metal. Titanium offers you seven times the strength of platinum at about 1/3 of the weight. It is the hardest natural metal on earth and therefore offers more scratch resistance than gold or silver. In addition, titanium is also hypoallergenic. When ordering titanium rings, be extra sure about your ring size. The biggest drawback of titanium rings is that they cannot be sized by traditional ring sizing methods.
 



Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is a low cost alternative to traditional metals. It is naturally hypoallergenic and will not rust or tarnish. Stainless Steel will not break or bend under normal usage and is stronger than any other alloy.
 



Cobalt Chrome

Cobalt has a similar look to platinum, with great strength and light weight. Because of its temperature stability, cobalt alloys are often used in engine turbines and surgical implants.
 



Zirconium

Zirconium is utilized in nuclear reactors and explosive wartime applications. It is very resistant to decay and heat. While most commonly mined from South Africa and Australia, zirconium has also been found in meteorites and moon rocks. It is naturally a silver grey color with a darker oxidized layer.
 


 

Adventure awaits you, on a journey you’ll go.

You’ll travel quite far, going to and fro.

Excitement, new places, and fun can be yours.

If you but discover and agree to explore!

 

Twelve priceless treasures are there for the seeking.

Find one, find all…they’re yours for the keeping.

But hurry real fast, seek high and seek low.

Your treasure awaits you, so off you GO!

 

CLICK HERE FOR A VIDEO EXPLANATION

Ahoy, mateys…today is the day! 

Let’s get th’ rules of ye hunt out of the way.

·         Please follow social distancing guidelines, complete with mask and eye-patch, plus keeping yer distance from other pirates. 

·         Please be respectful when entering any place of business. Scurry on your way before they close for th’ day.

·         But most of all… ENJOY TH’ HUNT!  Make memories, take pictures and share on social.

 

Pick one of th’ 12 clues, follow it through, collect the complete combination, you’ll be glad that ye do!  Ye’ll be on the hunt to crack th’ combination of the Bullock’s treasure chest!  Most of th’ locations ye’ll find round ‘bout th’ ole Main street or jus' off th' beaten path. 

 

Be sure th' clue number yer workin' on be th' same clue yer askin' fer, otherwise yer searchin' will lead ye to a dead end.

 The first two digits are:

5  7

At each location, ye’ll receive ye next clue. Be on the lookout for the treasure chest at the first location ONLY to make sure you’re at the right spot. Ye MUST ASK th’ clerk if they ‘ave the clue number ye’re lookin’ fer.

Once ye have all 4-digits of th’ combination, text 575-622-7451 with the complete code and a picture of th’ final clue location.  If ye arrive to a location and ye cannot find th’ final clue, chances are ye mates need to walk th’ plank or move a wee faster on th’ rest.

 

Be sure to follow Bullock’s Jewelry on social media for updates on treasures that have been found. (Click Here)

 

And ye’re off!

 

 

1.      Pirates work hard t' get all th' jewels, t' find this clue, go where coffee brews. 

 

2.      Don’t go t' sleep while walkin' around, yer clue’s at a galleon where mattresses are found.

 

3.      Yo ho, me lovelies! Here be a clue: Fer all thin's aliens 'n everythin' outer space, be th' first t' solve this clue 'n win th' race.

 

4.      Yer off mateys!  Yer next clue be: If ye were real pirates, yea’d sail th' seven seas; fer eatin' BBQ chicken, yea’d go t' one of these.

 

5.       Findin' this clue doesn't require speakin' Italian, visit this bistro 'n brin' yer battalion.

 

6.      Whether yea’ve been abducted or jus' visitin', this out o' this world experience be jus' th' thin'.

 

7.      Sea-lovin' crews 'ave a hard time walkin' a straight line, aft visitin' this establishment 'n drinkin' too much ____________.

 

8.      Stayin' up late, leaves pirates nah so perky, visit this shop, 'n be sure t' eat lots o' ____________.

 

9.      Aft a long voyage, pirates needs t' hit th' tub, this shop has wha' they needs fer a good scrub.

 

10.  Anne Bonny was a fearsome female pirate that furiously ruled th' seven seas. She wore pirate clothes but nah from th' seventies.

 

11.  Gettin' new shirts, boots, 'n hats may come in handy, once pirates hit th' landy.

 

12.  Pirates bury booty, famers bury seeds… both hold a harvest fer when ye be in needs.

 

13.  BONUS!!!!
For the 
GRAND bonus treasure, should ye be brave enough (er crazy enough) to try:

 

Avast, me hearties, a treasure ye want?

Then a riddle for the greatest treasure,

To round out yer hunt.

 

Ye and yer fellow inquisitors

Must find the four unearthly visitors,

Take pictures with each,

Then be the first to send to us all four,

And claim the treasure ye adore!

 

One – Y’ll shout Gloria

At a visitor’s hat on Victoria.

 

Two – a colorful lot of three

Copying on a broadside y’ll see.

 

Three – a blue eyed scallywag takin’ evasion,

From a flyin’ green invasion.

 

Four – a group with shears

For shaggy pirates far and near.

 

All visitors be spotted downtown.

Find ‘em first and take the crown!

 

Send yer 4 pictures in a bottle (i.e. Text them)

To the big pirate ship (i.e. our phone 575-622-7451)

Before th’ sun sinks below the horizon! 

 

 

All ye prizes can be picked up on Monday, October 26th between 1-5:30pm.