This Leland Blue necklace is a lovely reminder of the color of Michigan's beautiful lakes. I chose to surround this one with a birch bark pattern because I so often see birches on the shores of my favorite lakes. And, of course, the back has a cut-out of the Michigan mitten.
Leland blue is a glass-like byproduct of the iron industry in Northern Michigan. Well over 100 years ago this by-product, 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. In my limited experience, it seems to be getting harder to find.
Leland blues vary a lot in color and pattern. This one is a nice deep turquoise color with a slightly porous texture. These photos are of the exact pendant that you will receive. This Leland Blue was collected and cut in Northern Michigan by a local craftsman.
I designed, hand-cut and textured this sterling silver setting in my Northern Michigan workshop.
This pendant is about 1 inch in diameter. The Leland Blue stone just under 3/4's of an inch across.
Please choose a chain length for your pendant. I have included a reference photograph. If in doubt, 18 inches is a very popular length.
Each piece that leaves my workshop is marked on the back with "IE" so you know it is an IndigoEdenArts original and ".925" which certifies that it is made of sterling silver.
Leland Blue pendant with birch bark patterned setting
I gladly accept returns and exchanges.
Please contact me via e-mail within 14 days of delivery and ship items back within 30 days of delivery. (Exceptions to this timeline can be made in the case of gifts.)
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Custom and personalized items cannot be returned. But please contact me with any issues and we will work together to find a resolution.