Aurora Labradorite Teardrop Silver Pendant and Chain
This Labradorite gemstone exhibits a stunning play of colour and is one of a selection of excellent quality stones recently obtained. The teardrop shaped Labradorite is set in silver and comes complete with an 18 inch silver chain.
Labradorite occurs in Igneous rocks such as Basalt and Gabbro and also in metamorphic rocks such as Gneiss. A plagioclase feldspar mineral, displaying a deeply irridescent optical effect called labradorescence, as the stone is moved it responds by changes of hue and colour. This irridescence is due to diffused light reflection , a scattering of the reflected light, from microscopic parallel intergrowths of Albite and Orthoclase minerals. Each stone displays different patterns of lines and inclusions inside its matrix, providing that individuality.
According to native Inuit legend, the Northern lights were imprisoned in the rocks of the Labrador coast in Canada , where much labradorite is mined
A birthstone for Aquarius , Pisces and Cancer. Labradorite is called the Stone of Transformation , providing strength and perseverance in times of change . Also may relieve anxiety and stress.
Pendant weight: 12.9 grams Stone size: 3cm x 2.5cm
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