Five huge lakes run along the border between the United States and Canada, and they certainly are great. That's why we call them the Great Lakes. (Actually, Lake Michigan is entirely enclosed within the United States, but you get the point.) No other chain of lakes in the world comes close to the greatness of the Great Lakes.
The five Great Lakes contain more water and more surface area than any other group of lakes in the world. Lake Superior is the second largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area, at 32,000 square miles. Lake Huron is third and Michigan is fourth. Technically, Huron and Michigan are a single lake, and their combined area is even greater than Superior's at 45,000 square miles.
Lake Superior is also the world's third largest lake by volume, with Michigan 6th, Huron 7th, Ontario 10th, and Erie 17th. If you count Michigan and Huron as one, they come in fourth, right behind Superior.
Every once in a while some silly person proposes that some other insignificant lake be considered one of the Great Lakes, but they are rightly denigrated and sent packing back to their cabins in shame. Sorry, Vermonters, you know who you are.
Our Great Lakes necklaces commemorate these magnificent bodies of water. The pendants are laser-cut from 1/8" solid wood and depict the lake and its islands in detail. The large size measures 2" to 2-1/4" in its longest dimension and really stands out. It's for men and women who like large pendants. The medium size is the most popular and measures 1-1/4" to 1-1/2". The small size measures 1" to 1-1/8" is designed for the petite-jewelry lover, and is more about the shape of the lake than the details. It prompts "What is that?" from the viewer. Pendants come on a 20" adjustable waxed cotton chain with a decorative bail. All components are environmentally friendly and are lead- and nickel-free.
Available woods include red alder, a beautiful light wood with a fine grain. It is the most popular and the best wood for lakes with lots of little islands, bays or peninsulas. The darker woods show off the shape of the lake and make it harder to see the engraving of any islands the lake may have. Cherry is slightly darker than alder with a more variable grain. Red Padauk is a deep red-orange with a heavy grain, definitely best used on lakes with a simple shape. Walnut is a rich, dark wood with a fine grain, which makes the details a little more subtle, but with an elegant look.
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Made in Minnesota.
Great Lake Necklace
- Product Code: LP-LPGL
- Availability: In Stock
- 2 or more $16.99
- 10 or more $14.99