Kevin Gauthier of the Korner Gem, Traverse City, MI has been collecting, polishing, cutting and making gorgeous jewelry out of Michigan stones since he was a boy.
The pendant is a sterling cast sailboat with both Leland Blue and Petoskey stones set in it. A sterling bail hangs on a chain. No two stones are alike.... and that is part of their charm.
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