Labradorite is a mystical stone with its understated look at first glance and then revealing its flashes of mostly blue/yellow when you look closer.
A gem that was known in Norse and Inuit mythology, western missionaries found it near Labrador (Canada), so it received its current name with reference to that location, although it is also found in Nordic areas, Australia, Mexico, Madagascar, Russia and the USA.
Seeing the lights playing within the stone it is easy to believe the legends that the stone is related to the Northern Lights / Aurora Borealis. The Inuit believed the Aurora Borealis was entombed within the rocks on the shoreline of Labrador. When an Inuit warrior found it, he tried to release it with a spear. But he wasn’t able to free all of them, so some remain, trapped in the rock. Alternately the Norse legend involves the Northern Lights being created by gods and they were meant to be freed to be a bridge to the heavens.
When I received these almost rustic cut gems, the strand was folded in half and I loved the rich look of the double strand, so replicated that here with the gorgeous labradorite front and centre, attached to a long sterling silver sparkle-finish chain. There is no clasp on this necklace so it slips easily over your head.
This one of a kind necklace is approximately 76cm/ 30inches long.
See link for matching earrings.