WOW is all I can say about this flashy labradorite! It is simply marvelous. It has blues, greens, and even oranges that light up with changing angles. This listing includes photos of the labradorite with and without its' flash on display. Different angles and lightings create varying intensity of the flash. This stone has been cut into a smooth, beveled triangle - very fitting with the modern geometric trends and also a little edgy! This stone is very high quality and stands out on its own as the focal in the necklace. This piece is sterling silver. The chain is 17" with a 2" extender (wearable 17-19"). The stone is 7/8" tall. At the end of the extender sits a little stack of labradorite and black spinel, on a hand-forged headpin. The clasp is a hand-forged hook clasp. This necklace would be fantastic for layering with longer pieces, but is sure to be noticed all on its' own!
Labradorite is a variety of feldspar, just like moonstone – but it is a plagioclase variety while moonstone is orthoclase. Did you know that most “Oregon Sunstone” is simply labradorite, with copper inclusions that give it its burnt orange color? Rainbow moonstone is also a variety of labradorite. Labradorite is famous for its “flash,” or labradorescence, that can be seen when tilting the stone at different angles. This is light reflecting off surfaces where two crystals grew together. It’s named for Labrador, Canada, where it was discovered. Labradorite is not treated.