Business: Heart of Stone
Owners: Lisa and Scott Ickes
Location: 209 W. Main Street, Newcomerstown
Hours: Sunday closed; Monday and Tuesday – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Wednesday closed; Thursday, Friday, Saturday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Facebook: Heart of Stone
Services: We sell wire wrapped jewelry, crystals, fossils, flint, and gift items made of the elements we carry at Heart of Stone. In addition, there is a portion of our store geared for students to find neat rocks and fossils for science class or projects. Further stock includes gemstone decor, Trees of Life, Himalayan salt lamps and beautiful pieces perfect for gift giving, as well as an attractive line suitable for office or home displays. Supplies are available for flint knapping. All jewelry is made by owner Lisa Ickes.
Lisa, please tell us how Heart of Stone came about?
“We started out several years ago setting up both at Farmer’s Markets and Flea Markets selling our crystals. As our business grew and expanded with more customers and items, we knew we wanted to have our own storefront. Unfortunately, COVID-19 delayed our plans for a few years. Scott and I recently decided the time was right to start looking for our perfect location. Interestingly enough, the name for our business came from a piece of flint I was lucky to find. It has a heart shape agate that formed inside of the flint. We are from West Lafayette, but felt Newcomerstown was the perfect community to open Heart of Stone. As our family recently drove down Main Street in the village, we noticed a space was advertised for rent in between the Feed Barn and Now & Then Guns & Stuff. We were able to secure the space, and