Leland Blue Carved Heart Pendant
Stunning shades of blue, green, gray and purple make up the colour palette of the material known as Leland Blue. Found along the beaches of Northern Michigan, this vitreous by-product of the ore-smelting process is highly sought after by jewellery designers. Paired with silver it makes for beautiful pieces of one-of-a-kind jewellery.
Leland Blue has bubbles, fractures and all manner of interesting characteristics making each piece unique.
About the Stone
From 1870 to 1885, Leland, Michigan, was a smog-filled industrial town anchored by the Leland Lake Superior Iron Company. After the smelting industry failed, the remains of the industry, including heaps of slag, were dumped into the harbor. Slag is a byproduct of the smelting process: raw ore is heated, and the desired iron ore is separated from various natural impurities. When those impurities cool, the result is vitreous, stone-like slag.
measures: L 2 3/4" x W 1"
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