Labradorite jewellery. Translucent grey, its luminescence highlights flashes of colours when viewed in different lights. In a class of its own, women all over the world love labradorite.
It carries unique characteristics. It turns sea blue, gold and green, in bright light, or dark green if viewed in dim light. It is a variety of plagioclase feldspar which is found in igneous rocks. Labradorite is generally cut with a flat surface to highlight the flashes of colour, but round beads that have been polished can give a similar effect.
It was originally found along the coast of Labrador in 1805. Today it is also found in Newfoundland and other parts of Canada, as well as being sourced from the Ukraine and the Ural Mountains.