Custom cut and polished Soapstone from Schuyler, VA for a set of earrings, Necklace/Pendant/Slide/Enhancer wire wrapped in sterling silver
size: pendant: 48 x 19mm or 1 7/8 x 3/4 inches and earrings 32 x 14mm or 1 1/4 x 9/16 inches.
Schuyler enjoyed its busiest years when the Alberene Soapstone Company flourished in the 1930’s and 40’s. At that time soapstone was in great demand for building materials and the plant employed about 1500 local workers. Production slowed down in the 1970’s but soapstone is still quarried at the Alberene Soapstone Company on a small scale.
Walton's Mountain Museum There is a soapstone display, a stone quarried and manufactured in Schuyler. Once a large and prosperous industry in Schuyler from the late 1800s through mid 1900s, Earl Hamner's father actually worked there.