Leland Blue stone, Petoskey stone, and Copper Fire Brick earrings, Up North earrings, Lake Michigan earrings

Leland Blue stone, Petoskey stone, and Copper Fire Brick earrings, Up North earrings, Lake Michigan earrings

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Genuine Lake Michigan Leland Blue stone, Copper Fire Brick and Petoskey stones mix in these special "Up North" earrings. Summertime memories!
Hypoallergenic ear wires
Drop: approx. 2" 5.08 cm

A Petoskey stone is a rock and a fossil, often pebble-shaped, that is composed of a fossilized coral. The stones were formed as a result of glaciation, in which sheets of ice plucked stones from the bedrock, grinding off their rough edges and depositing them in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and the northwestern (and some in the northeastern) portion of Michigan's lower peninsula. The name comes from an Ottawa Indian Chief, Chief Pet-O-Sega. The city of Petoskey, Michigan, is also named after him, and is the center of the area where the stones are found. The stones are commonly found on beaches and in sand dunes.

Leland Blue stones were created through the process of making iron from iron ore. In the late 19th century, iron ore was carried from Escanaba, MI to Leland, MI on large schooners and steamers to deposit their load at the Leland Lake Superior Iron Company. During the hot process to melt the iron ore a lot of junk would come to the top which then was discarded as slag into the lake and on the beaches. That slag is now found as beautiful Leland Blue stones.

Copper Fire Brick isn't an official "mineral," nor is it pure metal: It's the copper that stuck to the fire brick walls of the smelters in copper ore processing plants in Northern Michigan. It's really interesting material: Smooth and glimmery, the copper is studded with either a cream or black mosaic pattern of fire brick chips caught forever in the metal. Most of these smelters are no longer in operation, so each cab contains a little bit of the history of the Upper Midwest. Each piece has the weight of metal, and a patina like antique copper.

Your earrings will be placed in a cushioned box and mailed in a bubble mailer.

To view other jewelry made with Northern Michigan stones such as Petoskey, Leland Blue, or Lake Superior agates please see: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Beechtree?section_id=14365983

To see more Beechtree earrings, please view: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Beechtree?section_id=11927776

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Processing time

1-2 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 3 - 5 business days
  • Europe : 7 - 8 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

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Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 21 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

I am happy to offer gift wrapping for two dollars. All items will be shipped in a cute stamped box with wrapping paper and embellishment. I will add a handwritten note to your recipient, just let me know when you order.

Custom and personalized orders

I love custom orders! I will gladly work with you on just that something special you would like.

Customer Service Philosophy

I want you to love your new jewelry. Your happiness is my top priority. If you're not 100% satisfied for any reason, please contact me. I'll gladly work with you to reach a solution. Solutions may include returns, exchanges or modifications.