Leland Blue and Sterling Silver Earrings
These earrings made of classic dark blue Leland Blue stones and sterling silver spacers. They are hung from my signature handmade Sterling Silver earwires. So swingy & fun.
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.
Each piece is unique and one of a kind - no one else will have earrings just like these! The stones for these particular earrings are a deep blue. One has a bit of grey.
These earrings are perfect for the person who likes the unusual, the unique, the one-of-a-kind, but also likes the understated and classic.
Please check the picture for the overall length of the earrings. They will hang about 1 3/4" from the earlobe. My earrings come packaged in my signature handmade cloth pouch, and are suitable for gifting.
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!!