Labradorite is truly one of my favorite stones with its cool earthy colors, especially when the stone exhibits some labradorescence* (aka blue flash). The faceted teardrop Labradorite stones used in these earrings are grey with a hint of bright blue labradorescence. The stones are embellished with an antique silver filigree bead and then wire wrapped to an antique brass hoop. Earring hooks are oxidized sterling silver wires.
Earrings are 2". Hoops are 1-1/2" in diameter. STERLING SILVER French earring hook, STERLING SILVER findings.
*Labradorescence is not a display of colors reflected from the surface of a specimen. Instead, light enters the stone, strikes a twinning surface within the stone, and reflects from it. The color seen by the observer is the color of light reflected from that twinning surface. Different twinning surfaces within the stone reflect different colors of light. Light reflecting from different twinning surfaces in various parts of the stone can give the stone a multi-colored appearance.