It is estimated the mountains in the Great Smoky Mountains are between 200 and 300 million years old. Tennessee and North Carolina -- and two mountain ranges -- the Blue Ridge and the Appalachian. A third of the trees found in the national park are over 100 years old. The area is known for its wildflowers, autumn colors, waterfalls, and black bears. Every Bead is made with the Earth gathered from the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee.