About the Petoskey Stone and Leland Blue Chip Earrings by Shoreline Gems
These beautiful Petoskey Stone and Leland Blue Chip Earrings with sterling silver wires measure approximately 1 1/4″ long. A silver spacer is between each double stack set of Petoskey Stone and Leland Blue chips.
The artisan collects these Michigan stones then cuts, shapes, polishes and sets them into each beautiful piece.
Petoskey Stones were formed by the fossilization of an ancient coral, Hexagonaria and only found in Michigan’s lower peninsula. Petoskey Stone is the official Michigan state stone.
Leland Blue is not an actual stone, but a by product of smelting iron ore in the northern portions of Michigan’s lower peninsula. There were numerous foundries in the upper peninsula as well. The colors produced from the foundries in Leland and Elk Rapids seem to have produced the most desired colors of blue.Back to Top