Labradorite is an iridescent feldspar mineral that comes in shades of blue, green, yellow, orange, and red and is often veined with white or black streaks. Its unique iridescence is often called labradorescence. It is so beautiful that many people use it to make necklaces and other pieces of jewelry. Labradorite necklaces come in a wide variety of styles, including the following.
Labradorite stones are beautiful in both their raw and polished states. The raw stones have a mat texture and rough edges. The cut and polished stones look smooth, shiny, and iridescent. Both versions of labradorite stones are perfect for wire-wrapped pendants. Jewelry makers simply take the stones and wrap them with jewelry wire to make intricate designs. The wire only obscures a few parts of the stones, so it accents the natural veining in the stones and doesn't hide their iridescent properties. As part of the wrapping process, jewelers create a loop of wire from which the pendant is suspended on a chain to create a beautiful, custom-made necklace. Wearing a large, wire-wrapped labradorite pendant is a sure way to catch people's attention.
Smaller labradorite stones are often turned into beads. These beads come in many shapes, including cylinders, spheres, and faceted spheres. They also come in a wide variety of sizes. Depending on the look they have in mind, jewelers either use beads that are uniform in size or vary the size of the beads to create beautiful necklaces. Since labradorite stones are all unique, with varying amounts of veining and many color patterns, every bead on every necklace is unique. They all catch the light slightly differently, and the result is always a beautiful iridescent necklace that catches the light as it moves with the wearer.
Beads And Chains
Thanks to its iridescent qualities, wearing large amounts of labradorite beads or a large labradorite pendant can attract a lot of attention. If you want to enjoy all of the qualities of labradorite but don't want to be the center of attention, you can purchase a necklace that balances beads with chain sections. Some of these necklaces space small beads apart with chain links. Others have a small beaded section that is flanked by chains on either side. No matter which design you choose, you can enjoy wearing a labradorite necklace that is as understated as it is beautiful.
To learn more about labradorite necklaces, contact jewelers in your area.Share
16 September 2020
A few months ago, I caught a glimpse of myself when I was walking by a large mirror. I couldn't believe how old I looked. It was as if my personality had been sucked right out of my body. I knew that I had to do something to turn things around, so I went to a friend for help. She suggested sprucing up my look with a little jewelry, and I decided to give it a shot. I was nervous to wear earrings, bangles, and necklaces, but it made a huge difference. My blog is all about teaching people how to use jewelry in exciting ways, so that you can feel your best.