These labradorite and sterling silver pendant necklaces are understated yet striking. This is a stone of legend – the indigenous people of Newfoundland believed that the Northern Lights fell from the sky and became trapped within this stone. Whether or not you believe that, you can certainly see why they would think this – the stone is a soft grey, with iridescent flashes of blue and green that seem to dance and glow when the light hits them just right.
The focal point is a single faceted labradorite teardrop – or “briolette” – that has been hand wrapped in sterling silver wire. The wire design features an organic, zen like pattern, finished with tiny spirals at the top of the stone.
The pendants measure about 1″ total, including the silver wire wrap (the stones themselves range from about 9×14 mm on up to 10×15 mm) . You can choose whether you’d like to purchase the pendant by itself, or with a 16″ sterling silver chain. The last photo shows one of these pendants hanging on a 16″ chain, so that you can get a clear sense of the length.
As you can see from the photos, each stone – and each wire wrap – has its own unique variations, but the overall style and quality is consistent from one to the next.
These simple little pendants add a nice touch of sparkle, while still being subtle and understated. They’re lovely on their own, or layered with other necklaces.