Embracing Michigan

Jordan DeWitt's avatar Jordan DeWitt

Hi, my name is Jordan, welcome to my Artprize 2016 entry. As a silver jewelry designer, my focus is mostly Michigan gemstones. Greenstone is Michigan's official state gemstone. This Artprize entry will reveal a world class 47 carat gem set in an elaborate silver setting. My father and I found this stone last year while collecting in the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan. Each part of the setting is made from rough stock silver. The necklace chain is handmade from small silver rings linked together in a pattern to form what is known as chain mail. The piece will be brilliantly displayed in a lighted shadow box that I handmade from reclaimed barn wood. Greenstone is found in the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan, and on Isle Royale. It's difficult to find and is considered extremely rare. Examples larger than a half inch are rarely found. Of the many gemstones in this world that are good, I'm proud to present, one of the largest flawless gem quality Greenstones known to exist.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 6 inches
  • Medium: Shadow box
  • Width: 24 inches
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 36 inches