Labradorite and Turquoise Necklace measuring 26″ inches long. Handmade using beautiful large oval discs of Labradorite with small discs of natural Turquoise in between and finished with a solid sterling silver toggle clasp. The flat discs of Labradorite have been roughly faceted on either side with the edges left with a pebble like texture. Each stone exhibits a wonderful schiller glow effect characteristic of feldspar showing hues of gold, blue and green. This is a one off piece of jewellery handmade in our UK workshop.
About the materials we used in our Labradorite and Turquoise Necklace
A labradorite is a precious gemstone with a Feldspar substance and is also called Spectrolite. Depending on the size of the stone, its color is usually from off-white to black, or a glowing blue to natural green. Those shades of lighter blue or green are widely used for creating precious jewelries.
Labradorite derived its name from the Labrador Peninsula, which is an original source of Canadian variety of feldspar stone. It is a hard crystalline mineral that is reputed for its capability to display a wide variety of colors when light strikes it. It produces reflections of blue, green, yellow, violet, red and orange. The effect is known as “labradorescence”. It is believed to have a mystical and medicinal power. This gemstone is also found in Australia, Finland, India, Madagascar, Mexico, Newfoundland, Norway, Russia and the United States.
A stone of transformation,Labradorite is a useful companion through change, imparting strength and perseverance.
Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminium. It is rare and valuable in finer grades and has been prized as a gem and ornamental stone for thousands of years owing to its unique hue. The substance has been known by many names, but the word turquoise dates to the 17th century and is derived from the French turques for “Turks” because the mineral was first brought to Europe from Turkey, from mines in the historical Khorasan Province of Persia. Turquoise was among the first gems to be mined, and many historic sites have been depleted, though some are still worked to this day. These are all small-scale operations, often seasonal owing to the limited scope and remoteness of the deposits. Most are worked by hand with little or no mechanization. However, turquoise is often recovered as a by-product of large-scale copper mining operations, especially in the United States.