This is an unusually lovely Petoskey stone with an exceptional color and pattern. Even the back of the stone is beautiful, so I created a sterling silver open-backed setting so the pendant can be worn either way.
This pendant is about 1.5 inches tall including the bail and 1.5 inches wide.
Petoskey stones are a fossilized coral most often found in Lake Michigan. The vast majority are found in the Little Traverse Bay region of Lake Michigan near the towns of Petoskey and Harbor Springs, Michigan. Petoskey stone is the state fossil of Michigan and beloved by rockhounds and beach walkers. This stone was found, cut, and polished here in Northern Michigan by a local craftsmen.
I forged this original setting from sheet metal and wire with a saw, hammer, and soldering torch in my Northern Michigan workshop. I gave it a leather-like texture and added a patina to bring out the warmth of the silver.
This comes with a sturdy sterling silver chain. Please specify 16, 18, or 20 inches long for the chain. See the photo for a chain length guide. I wear a similar pendant and prefer a 16 inch chain with a pendant this size, though an 18 inch might be best on many people.
Each piece that leaves my workshop is marked on the back with "IE" so you know it is an IndigoEdenArts original. The .925 marking identifies it as sterling silver.