Leland Blue beads are free to swing inside sparkling sterling silver hoops in these fun statement earrings.
They are just under 2 inches long including the ear wire and about 1.25 inches wide. The Leland Blue stones are about 3/8ths of an inch across. Despite their eye-catching size, these earrings are light and easy to wear.
The earwires are sterling silver.
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.
Leland blues vary a lot in color and pattern. Some have inclusions of minerals creating patterns of white, gray or black. Your earrings will be unique and the stones may not look exactly like these. I work with local stone cutters and personally choose the best stones in pairs that look good together.
I have included photos of muliple earrings so you can see some of the variety that is possible. This listing is for only ONE pair of earrings.