Perfect Labradorite for that stunning necklace you have in mind, it hold a rich labradorescence in a stripe pattern with gold-orange and blue greens.
Good and strong play of colour on the back also so it is apt for a open back jewelley piece.
WHAT IS LABRADORITE:
Labradorite is a feldspar mineral one of the most abundant group of minerals in Earth's crust.
Generally a dull, dark looking mineral with no special virtue until the colorful shiller 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 the typical blues and violets through greens, yellows and oranges.
Some rare specimens display all these colors simultaneously.
The effect depends on the thickness and orientation of the layers.
If the layers are too thick or too thin no color shiller is seen.
Also if the viewer does not observe from the precise angle or if light is not supplied from the proper angle then no color shiller is seen.
The labradorescence is truly a one of a kind mineralogical experience and must be observed in person in order to truly appreciate its beauty.
Colour: Gold-Orange and Blue Greens.
Hardness: 6–6.5 on the Mohs scale
Metaphysical properties of Labradorite.