Truth be told, I can’t keep my hands off labradorite. I buy too much labradorite. I spend too much time staring at and admiring my labradorite stones. I make too many labradorite pieces. As a result, I always have new labradorite pieces that are on a cue waiting to be photographed and listed, because I don’t want the front page of my shop plastered with the stone. Luckily they are single best selling stone of mine too (probably not unrelated to the sheer listing volume ^^), so the turn around time is shorter.

As much as I love the stone, it gives me tremendous headache, because it is notoriously hard to photograph due to its labradorescence, commonly referred to as “flashes” and “fire”. Moreover, the labradorescent quality is unique to individual stone pieces, which makes using stock photos for a design almost impossible. Nevertheless, all these qualities are what makes the stone particularly well suited and attractive in handmade jewelry. The love goes on.

Here I have a few new labradorite pieces that I will be listing in my Etsy shop shortly. Normally I would put up some nominal effort to sprinkle other stones in between labrado listings, but this time I might just let myself go. :-) Enjoy!

A small (6 carats) labradorite stone is wire-wrapped and hangs from double sterling silver chain. This particular stone exhibits green-to-peacock-blue graduated flashes. Beautiful!

Leverback earrings featuring labradorite pear briolettes. One stone is blue-er, and the other more green-gold in terms of color. Both have well-defined and vivid flashes.

A huge labradorite marquise briolette is the centerpiece of this choker necklace. The neckwire is formed with tiny Hill Tribe silver tubes.

A whopping 20 carat stone, wire wrapped and hanging from a silver oxidized chain. This one is sturdier than my other, usual wrapped necklaces; the chain is thicker, and the wrapping is done with a thicker gauge wire.

Also featuring a smaller (6 carats) labradorite drop, this necklace is more delicate than my previous designs. A finer and more sheer chain has been used.

A labradorite marquise briolette is wire-wrapped and hangs from a fine Sterling chain. I think the marquise cut goes especially well with labradorite.