Leland Blue Ring
Another native Michigan specialty stone. So what is Leland Blue? It is slag….basically glass that is a by-product of the smelting process. In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s there was a steel mining operation just north of Traverse City in the Leelanau peninsula. Today, this steel colored slag comes in many shades of blue and often speckled with white limestone that attached itself to the slag when it hit the ground. The charcoal markings in this stone most likely came from the earth. This sweet elongated ring has a pretty rope trim around the stone to set it off. The stone measures 14mm x 28mm. The band is 6mm wide. Size 7.75. Hand fabricated in my Harbor Springs MI studio. One of a kind.