Seeking out unique specialty gemstones that are rarely seen in the mass market is in our DNA. So when we heard the buzz about the collector’s gem “labradorite,” that shimmers with iridescent colorplay much like an opal, we vowed to secure the cream of the crop. We made good on that vow with the Labradorite Opalescent Collection.
Labradorite is named after its point of discovery on the Isle of Paul, near Nain, Labrador, Canada. It was discovered there in 1770 by a Moravian missionary. It’s also found in Norway, Finland and Madagascar. Labradorite has become a popular gemstone among collectors because of its unique optical phenomenon that only select varieties exhibit. This iridescent effect, known as labradorescence, is caused by internal fractures that reflect light back and forth, dispersing it into different colors.
Here, labradorite gemstones deliver labradorescence in elegant marquise cuts with rose cut facets. Not all labradorite possess color play, and those that do are predictably pricier. But, like this uncommon gemstone, we too veer off the mainstream, which is why you can own this rare collector’s gem for an even rarer price.