This pendant is a sterling cast sailboat set with both Leland Blue and Petoskey stones. It is about 1" high overall. A sterling bail hangs on most chains . No two stones are alike.... and that is part of their charm. Created by Kevin Gauthier of the Korner Gem, Traverse City, MI, who has been collecting, polishing, cutting and making gorgeous jewelry out of Michigan stones since he was a boy. His work with Leland blue stone is simply stunning.
Leland Blue Stone is a beautiful by-product of the old Leland Ironworks which operated from the late 1880s through about 1918 in Leland, MI. Its range of color is gorgeously varied - from purplish indigo to sky blue, turquoise and olive green. Petoskey stones were a living coral colony millions of years ago, when Michigan was deep under a salt water sea, now a beautifully patterned fossil stone, treasure we hunt on the beach.
Artist: Gauthier, Kevin - Michigan Stone Jewelry