Looking for a lovely pair of earrings, a bit of Michigan history, and a conversation starter all in one?? Look no further. These Leland blue and sterling silver earrings fit the bill. And they are the perfect accent to your casual outfits.
Leland blue is a glass-like byproduct of the iron industry in Northern Michigan. Well over 100 years ago this byproduct, called slag, was discarded in Lake Michigan. It has been washing up on shore ever since, especially near its namesake town of Leland, MI. Jewelers and rockhounds have been collecting and using this “stone” for years.
The stones in these earrings are almost turquoise in color. They have the classic porous texture of Leland Blue and an occasional inclusion of iron which shows as reddish brown.
Each pair of these earrings is a slightly different. The 5th photograph shows several pairs so you can see the variety. You will receive only one pair with this listing.
The Leland blue stones on these earrings are about 10mm (.4 inches) in diameter. With the earwire, they are about 1.25 inches from top to bottom. The earwire is sterling silver.
This Leland Blue was cut here in Northern Michigan by a local craftsman and I turned them into earrings in my Northern Michigan workshop.
These earrings will come to you gift boxed, whether it is a gift for yourself or a loved one.
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