This is a very special piece. When I sat down to imagine these stones in a pendant, I decided they needed to be together. It was a bit like going to the animal shelter and finding the five most amazing critters you’ve ever set your eyes on and there was simply no way you could split them up. Each of the greenstone pieces shows the unique turtleback patterning in their own unique way, no two are the same.
The “official state gem” of Michigan. It is a variety of the mineral pumpellyite with a turtleback pattern and occurs as amygdaloid structures and fracture fillings in basalt. When water and wave action wear away the basalt, greenstone beach pebbles and granules remain in loose sediments. Although it is a rare mineral, it is found in the Keweenaw Peninsula of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Isle Royal in the northern part of Lake Superior. Properties: Enhances harmony and cooperation in relationships as well as personal healing.