This pair of elegant and beautiful Iridescent Labradorite Hanging Earrings are of exceptional quality, both in the quality of the stones and in the simple sterling silver settings, which are open in the back, allowing the stones to breathe. They are teardrop shaped, handcrafted in India and measure 1 inch high from the bottom of the stone to the top of the bale.
Labradorite is a wonderful gemstone, a pearly gray member of the feldspar family that is slightly harder than quartz crystal, and which fluoresces well, displaying yellow striations under black light.
Most important for jewelers, Labradorite displays chatoyancy, or that reflective quality of irridescence or fire-like light which is found in such gemstones as star sapphire, moonstones, opals & tiger eyes. The word “chatoyancy” is coined from the French "œil de chat," meaning "cat's eye."
Gemstones display chatoyancy because fibrous inclusions within the stone cause light to reflect in a coherent fashion – perpendicular to the fibrous inclusions in the mineral – creating streaks of bright light across the surface of the stone always running perpendicular to the direction of the fibers. The effect is like light on silk or (nearly) still waters.
According to many crystal healers, Labradorite protects the integrity of the human bio-field, or aura, helping to keep it clear, balanced and protected from energy leaks.
Energetically, I have found Labradorite to be very centering. It seems to assist in gently aligning soul purpose with clear intellect and the emotions.
I wear Labradorite when there is a lot going on in my life and I need to stay focused on what is most important. I find it to be a wonderful Soul assistant when I need to focus on many planes of existence.
I also feel that it is easier to think clearly when I wear Labradorite, if I am feeling a bit scattered. It helps to ground my electrical energies so that I am able to focus more clearly in order to find a grounded centering point, from which to approach the many influences which serve to distract me.
We often use crystal pendants for psychic protection, purification and to clarify things of a spiritual nature. See our article on Psychic Self Defense for more information along these lines with many suggestions on how to protect yourself from unwanted energies.
You can read more about crystals in our article "Using Quartz Crystals in Digital Technology, Healing and Meditation"or you can read about The Crystal Wisdom of Marcel Vogel and crystal healing in our Vogel Archives along with edited chapters of his unpublished book, given to Satya Center from Marcel Vogel's family.
This crystal has been cleaned and charged with Universal Life Force Energy, and given an energetic attunement using Reiki, a Japanese technique of energy healing so it will continue to channel and transmit Universal Life Force Energy direct from the Source of Creation. It is ready for you to program according to your own needs and desires.
Read more about quartz and other types of crystals and gemstones at the Crystalpedia. Check out our FREE e-book Spirits of Stone: A Lightworker's Guide to Crystals and Gemstones for Healing and Meditation for an overview of the metaphysical and mineralogical properties of quartz, and a step-by-step guide explaining how to cleanse, charge, and program quartz crystals for healing, meditation and other spiritual purposes.
Note: weight above is shipping weight. Net weight is 11 gms for the pair of earrings.