If you happen to be a rock hound who lives in Michigan, chances are you've searched for the illusive Michigan Greenstone, also known as Chlorastrolite. Declared the Official State Gem of Michigan in 1972, these stones can only be found on Isle Royale (an island in Lake Superior) and Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. Since 2000, it has been prohibited to collect Greenstones from Isle Royale, so collection sites are now very limited.
Processing Chlorastrolite can be difficult and time consuming due to their quartz-like, and hollow tendencies. The end product, however, is so breathtaking that all the effort is worth it. We especially love the variating "turtleback" pattern found on particular specimens.
In early November, you will have the chance to own a one-of-a-kind Greenstone piece as part of the release of our newest Wonderland series! Using recycled sterling silver and Upper Peninsula copper throughout the collection, these pendants will range from petite ovals, to medium-sized circles. A few other mixed metal elements will be added to the larger pieces and you can, of course, find Beth Millner signature trees throughout the series.
And if you can't wait that long, you can find some Greenstone pieces on our website!
We have some awesome behind-the-scenes footage posted to our Instagram page, so make sure you check it out!
*Special thanks to Keweenaw Gem and Gifts for the Greenstone information on their website: http://www.copperconnection.com/
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My wife loved her gorgeous garnet and silver earrings - perfect gift for a 70th birthday. We are likely your most enthusiastic Minnesota fans of Beth Millner Jewelry. Thank you for your beautiful artistry!
This pendant is absolutely beautiful. The workmanship is stunning. The mixture of 18k gold with the super shiny silver is really eye-catching. I have worn it everyday since I received and have had many compliments. The trees and swirling winds depicted in the pendant certainly say Michigan! I also want to thank Jane and Nina for their advice and help. BMJ is fortunate to have such awesome employees.
These are so versatile and cute. Perfect for anyone wanting to start a collection of Beth Millner jewelry on a budget.
They look great with absolutely anything. Of course, that can be said for any of Beth's jewelry. Love them!
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Love, love my new Beth Milner piece. Compliments my valentine one perfectly
The pendant was a gift for my daughter. She absolutely loved it as the silhouette of the dog looks just like her rescue dog.
My ring is absolutely beautiful! It fits perfectly and is very comfortable to wear. Just love it!
Reminds me of the dog we have now!! Puts his butt in air just like that!!❤
I was very pleased with the pendant! It is for my daughters birthday. She has several pieces of Beth’s and enjoys them all! Excellent quality.