There is one gemstone, however, that I have never seen emulated in glass. Labradorite is so stunning, that I do have a bit of envy for designers that use it. The unique, smoky color with it’s tiny flecks and flashy shine is almost irresistible. One look, and you feel like you could slide right into the stone and disappear.
Labradorite is a feldspar mineral, and is often found within igneous rocks such as basalt. It goes by many other names, such as spectrolite, black moonstone and falcon’s eye, depending on it’s color, and where it is mined. It is found in abundance in Newfoundland and Labrador in northeastern Canada, as well as Finland, Mexico and Madagascar.
According to Inuit legend, labradorite is the Aurora Borealis, or northern lights, trapped in stone. It is considered a good luck stone, and has been used for charms and luck jewelry since the 18th century. Some also believe that labradorite increases clairvoyance.
1. Labradorite Necklace 2. Flashy Faceted Earrings, 3. Shimmering Labradorite Necklace, 4. Simple Chic Earrings
5. Beach Sea Glass Necklace, 6. The Moon Bangle, 7. Clouds Bracelet, 8. Triple Strand Necklace
Do you like to use Labradorite in your work? What do you like most about it?
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