Leland Blue and Sterling Silver "Classic Stone" Bracelet
This Leland Blue and Sterling Bracelet is one of my line of "classic stone bracelets." I love stone bracelets but have never really liked the idea of elastic bracelets or bracelets that could snap or fall apart. I wanted a more classic, timeless style. Thus, I designed "classic stone bracelets" which feature beatiful stones set on sterling silver. Just as wearable as a stretch bracelet, but a bit more "elevated."
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 small Leland Blue rounds in a deep blue color and sterling circles are matched with sterling silver to create an elegant but rustic looking stone bracelet. There are six of these beads on this bracelet, and beautiful beads they are!! These are pristine and prime - all deep blue, with tiny grey inclusions on just a very few beads. Almost no air pockets. These are beautiful beads!! The clasp and catch are of sterling silver. The sterling silver wire wrapping includes my signature ball end wraps, creating one more interesting detail to your bracelet.
These are rugged bracelets and will stand up to a lot of wear and tear. I would suggest to avoid swimming while wearing the bracelet, however.
Please check the photo for the length of the bracelet. This bracelet is 7 1/2" in length, including the clasp and catch, and the catch is adjustable. The beads are dainty and classic. This would feel at home with jeans and a t-shirt as well as a little black dress. Truly a classic piece to adorn your wrist. This piece is one-of-a-kind, and you will receive the exact bracelet pictured.
My "classic stone bracelets" pair beautifully with my "inspire word bracelets" to create a stacked look that is so popular. I would suggest pairing this Leland Blue bracelet with a larger stone bracelet or another Leland Blue Bracelet to get a multi layer effect - how cool!
All of my jewelry is made, one at a time, in my northern Michigan studio using timeless methods of hand crafting with sterling and stone. Your new piece comes packaged in a handmade cloth pouch, suitable for gifting. I hope you truly love your new jewelry!!
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!!