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bluequarry's Shop Announcement

Locally crafted jewelry and designs featuring Finger Lakes beach stones, paired with antique, vintage, used and recycled beads from around the world. Please contact me for wholesale pricing.

Each unique design is built by hand in Trumansburg, New York, near Ithaca, in the heart of Upstate New York's Finger Lakes wine country.

The Blue Quarry Story

In the mid-1800s, Charles Ogden and Tertullus King began quarrying flagstones from the Genesee slate layers located on lands along the west side of Cayuga Lake. Blue-toned flagstone from the King/Ogden "Blue Quarry" was exhibited at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial and won an award for its unusual quality and appearance. For the remainder of the 19th century, Blue Quarry flagstones were shipped via boat and rail to pave the sidewalks of Manhattan and many other large Eastern cities. When cement replaced flagstone, the quarry was closed and Mr. King became one of the area’s largest fruit growers.
Today, those of us who own bits of the old Blue Quarry still use and love this local stone. Blue Quarry Designs strives to make beautiful items from this blue flagstone and other naturally weathered, hand-gathered Finger Lakes beach stones, combining them with recycled, reused and recyclable materials. Please enjoy!

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.