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Labradorite Pendant
Wire Basketweave and Coiling
January 2011

The pendant from top loop to bottom loop is 3" and 1 and 1/4" in diameter.

This very unique Labradorite specimen has distinct black veining and blue flashes of color in vertical bands all across the front. It has been encased with a 20 gauge sterling silver framing wire and then coiled with 26 gauge fine silver wire. A decorative hammered loop, cap the piece, and also dangle from below. The pendant hangs from a sleek 16", sterling silver, Italian snake chain.

Labradorite is truly a fascinating and beautiful mineral. Its a mineral whose charm is not fully noticed, and may be overlooked if not viewed from the proper position. Generally a dark looking mineral with no special virtue, until the colorful iridescence is observed glowing on the surface. Labradorite can produce a colorful play of light across cleavage planes and in sliced sections called labradorescence. The usually intense colors range from blues and violets through greens, yellows and oranges. Some rare specimens display all these colors simultaneously.