Leland Blue and Sterling Silver "Classic Dangle" Necklace
This necklaceis one of my "Classic Dangle" series of necklaces, featuring stones of beauty that are drilled through and then hung on a simple setting of sterling silver. These necklaces really highlight the beauty of the stone itself.
The story of the Leland Blue Stone is not exactly as alluring as finding one on the beaches in northern Michigan. The Leland Blue Stone is actually slag – a waste product from the smelting process used in the late 1800s by the Leland Lake Superior Iron Company. Leland Blue stones have a very wide range of colors and shapes, the name being a bit misleading. There’s a huge variation in stones, from shades of green, purple, and gray to the more traditional blue stones that are often pitted from air bubbles… however, these imperfections are what can add beauty to the stones – including range in color and overall texture. Beautiful oval Leland Blue stone is matched with sterling silver to create an elegant but rustic looking stone necklace. The snake chain is solid sterling silver. The sterling silver wire wrapping includes my signature ball end wrap, creating one more interesting detail to your necklace. You will receive this exact necklace.
The chain included is 20" which is my favorite length for this style of necklace. Other lengths are available, if desired. (Extra charge for 30" or 36" applies.)
This is a sturdy necklace and will stand up to a lot of wear and tear. I would suggest to avoid swimming while wearing the necklace, however.
Please check the photo for the size of the stone, and also it's coloring. This stone is mainly grey/green, with lighter stripe throughout. It is gorgeous, I think.
All of my jewelry comes packaged in a handmade cloth pouch, suitable for gifting. I hope you truly love your new piece!
Caring for your new jewelry is easy. The best way to care for it, is to wear it!! Jewelry that is worn tarnishes more slowly, so wear and enjoy.
Should you notice a bit of tarnish, you may use a Sunshine Cloth or any other dry polish cloths. Please avoid any pastes or liquids when polishing. If you have a piece with stones, please note that anything liquid or paste may harm the stones or discolor them.
If trying to sanitize, sterling silver jewelry may be wiped gently with alcohol. Avoid rubbing alcohol on the stones - I can't guarantee the results. Please also avoid using bleach on sterling silver, as it will turn black. If it does, a polish with a Sunshine cloth will have it good as new!!