Petoskey Stone Jewelry

Petoskey Stone Jewelry, handcrafted by Stone Treasures by the Lake.

Petoskey Stones are rocks and a fossils, often pebble-shaped, that is composed of a fossilized rugose coral, Hexagonaria percarinata.  Petoskey stones were formed as a result of glaciation.  During the Ice Age, sheets of ice pulled stones from the bedrock, grinding off their rough edges and deposited them in the northern portion of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.  

Petoskey stones are found in the Gravel Point Formation of the Traverse Group. They are fragments of a coral reef that was originally deposited during the Devonian period. When dry, the stone resembles ordinary limestone but when wet or polished using lapidary techniques, the distinctive mottled pattern of the six-sided coral fossils emerges. It is sometimes made into decorative objects. Other forms of fossilized coral are also found in the same location.

Wearing Petoskey Stone jewelry stimulates the third-eye and the intuitive center of the inner self. It guides one towards psychic awareness and enhances the awareness of the emotional realm. Energizes the crown Chakra and the third-eye. Petoskey stone wards off infections and  prevents mischievous spirits from channeling incorrect information.  Promotes the actualization of creative endeavors and dissipates negativity.