The Gemstone of Michigan

Jordan DeWitt's avatar Jordan DeWitt

With little known about the mystery behind Michigan's state gemstone, this piece of art will display Isle Royale Greenstone also know as Chlorastrolite. The piece will show the raw gemstone while conveying the process of how these mysterious stones become gemstones and the beauty within the basaltic rock that traps these precious gemstones found only in Michigan. The piece will have real examples of Isle Royale Greenstone and consist primarily of genuine samples collected from Northern Michigan by the artist and show how it's used as a gemstone. The artist is a Silversmith and has fabricated the jewelry shown using a torch and soldering techniques.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 3 feet
  • Medium: -
  • Width: 5 feet
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 5 feet