Petoskey Stone and Sterling Silver Pendant, 42.0x 19.2mm. This is a one of a kind (ooak) art piece. I personally hand cut the gemstone, then hand forged the metalwork to take advantage of the beauty of the stone. This piece features a subtile pattern and open back.
Petoskey Stones can be found on various beaches in Northern Michigan with many of the most popular being those surrounding Petoskey and Charlevoix. Similar fossil corals occur in a variety of locations, however the name Petoskey stone should only be applied to those from Northern Michigan.
Petoskey stone is a rock and a fossil, often pebble-shaped, that is composed of a fossilized coral, Hexagonaria percarinata. 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 the northwestern portion of Michigan's lower peninsula.