Leland Blue Talon Pendant in Sterling Silver
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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