Love for coloured stones Labradorite jewellery. This stone, native to its namesake, the Canadian peninsular Labrador, is a gem of seemingly limitless possibility and beauty even if it doesn’t have a lovely Greek name to go with it!
Labradorite Rough with blue, yellow, green and brown ‘fire’.
It is a relatively recent New World discovery, first encountered in 1770 by missionaries. Due to its mineral complexity, whereby the stone will often comprise of separate layers of material, we get a wide range of colours when light passes through it, from dark blue to green and to gold, although each stone will usually be more of one than the others. This phenomenon is quite aptly named “Labradorescence” and by some stroke of natural artistry, it is a truly wonderful and majestic combination of colour.
Tallulah Ring Labradorite
Now of course, this wide range in colouring can make things complicated when someone asks for labradorite, however a customer can always be confident that he or she has come away with a very unique stone unlike any other, even of its own mineral family. This stone goes brilliantly when set in silver although there are plenty of possibilities with gold as well.
The handmade designer Tallulah cocktail ring, looks stunning with the rough cut labradorite stone.
Esme Earrings Labradorite
The faceted stones used for these earrings have the stunning blue “fire,” but also have the splintery fracture that is so common within Labradorite.
From a designers point of view, Labradorite is a wonderful stone to use with other coloured stones. Blue Topaz will bring out the ‘blue’ in Labradorite or maybe Citrine to enhance the yellow.
Both Labradorite and Moonstone are wonderfully iridescent, read more about Love for Moonstone jewellery here.