Quintessentially Lake Superior, this Greenstone pendant is sure to draw questions from onlookers memorized by this gem’s unique color and patterning. Down-to-earth enough for everyday wear but rare and elegant enough for a night out in something fancy. I know you’re going to get questions about this gem so I’ve provided you with important natural history notes below.
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.