Michigan Symbols & Gemstones
Pretty Mitten Designs jewelry is inspired by the Mitten State, which is not only the cutest-shaped state in the nation, but has some of the most beautiful and inspiring state symbols and materials found anywhere. Here are a few of our inspirations:
The Michigan Mitten - Our Lower Peninsula, of course, inspires our logo and many of our custom charms.
Petoskey Stones - Our State Stone. This lovely form of fossil coral is unique to Michigan!
Michigan Gemstones - Quartz, jasper, agate and hematite are found in Michigan and in our jewelry.
Copper - The northern Upper Peninsula is known as "Copper Country" for its rich copper deposits.
The Motor City - Our Detroit "Wheels" charms and "MITN ST8" license plates honor our homemade autos!
Apple Blossom - Our beautiful State Flower.
Robins' Egg Blue - Is a favorite color in our designs, in honor of our State Bird, the cheery robin.
Cherries - Our northern Lower Peninsula and Traverse City are famous for the fruit and the festival!
Painted Turtle - Even our State Reptile is really cute! (Thank goodness...)
Hearts - Because, after all, home is where the heart is and wherever your loved ones and neighbors are.
Other Inspirations, include:
Just look around you -- and you'll see it reflected in Pretty Mitten Designs: sunsets, sunshine, snowflakes and lake shores; the seasons and their colors; our cities, industries, Main Streets and resorts; fun, love and wonderful times with family and friends.