Leland Blue Talon Pendant in Sterling Silver
Leland Blue Talon Pendant in Sterling Silver
Leland Blue Talon Pendant in Sterling Silver
Leland Blue Talon Pendant in Sterling Silver
Leland Blue Talon Pendant in Sterling Silver

Leland Blue Talon Pendant in Sterling Silver

Regular price $ 130 Unit price  per 

*Pendant Only* This "stone" is actually a made material - a glass-like byproduct known as "Leland Blue." (More on that below.)  These were cut by an indie Arizona-based stonecutter who specializes in odd and beautiful materials. The talon is a light blue, with tiny holes where air bubbles had been before the material solidified.  There are white/gray inclusions that resemble clouds against a blue sky. The talon is set in oxidized sterling silver, with tiny silver balls adorning the bail.

*This listing is for the pendant only. If you'd like a chain, email me at heathertorre@verdilune.com.

So what is "Leland Blue"?  It's not a natural stone at all, it is actually slag – a waste product from the smelting process used in the late 1800s by the Leland Lake Superior Iron Company.  For a more detailed explanation, read this article: http://www.lelandmi.com/about/leland-blue-stones.html 

Leland Blue Talon Pendant in Sterling Silver
Leland Blue Talon Pendant in Sterling Silver
Leland Blue Talon Pendant in Sterling Silver