3. A Petoskey Stone which is from fossilized coral from about 350 million years ago is riveted to the sterling silver dome at the bottom of the pendant.

Petosky stones are a result of glaciation wherein ice sheets plucked the stones from the bedrock and ground off the rough edges.

They were then deposited in Michigan’s upper and northwestern peninsula.

Petoskey Stones  exhibit the distinct mottled patterns of the coral fossils.

The word Petoskey  is a Native American Indian word that means ‘Rays of the Living Sun’.

in 1965 the Petoskey Stone was named the state stone of Michigan .

 

This necklace is on an 18 inch oxidized sterling silver chain with a lobster clasp.