Thursday, February 28, 2008
Labradorite Barrel Earrings
Such a pretty mineral. It positively glows because of an effect known as "shiller." Also known as "labradorescence" the shiller needs to be seen in person to appreciate its beauty.
I usually pair labradorite with gold tones, because of the warmth the mineral expresses. For these earrings I have complemented the barrel beads of labradorite with champagne-colored freshwater pearls, Swarovski black diamond crystals and brass-plated pewter roundels. The French ear wires are 14k gold fill. The daisies under the barrell bead are gold vermeil.
These are available in my Etsy shop.