Leland Purple Earrings

Leland Purple Earrings


If you have ever visited Leland you may have notice a blue stone along the shoreline. In the late 1800's Leland was an industrial town with one of the main industries being Leland Lake Superior Iron Company. When smelting eventually failed what remained was a multitude of slag that had been dumped into the harbor. Slag is a byproduct of smelting, ore was melted and separated from natural impurities. It is blue glass and a mix of other minerals, these other minerals can also cause it to appear gray, PURPLE, or a shade of green. Enjoy the history of this Michigan repurposed material when wearing these earrings. They tell a story of where we came from and where we are today.


  • Approximately 1.5’’ in length

  • Oxidized sterling Silver  

  • One of a kind post earrings

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Each piece of jewelry is designed and created by Emma Elizabeth in her Grand Rapids, Michigan studio. Please note that items are hand-crafted and may vary slightly from the images shown. Orders are typically ready to ship within 5-7 business days and can occasionally take up to 3 weeks. Contact Emma Elizabeth before purchasing to receive an estimated ship date if you wish to expedite your order. USPS International First Class shipping is available.