This 2 inch high Large Oval Shimmering Labradorite Pendant, hand crafted in India, weighs 17 grams, exclusive of chain, and boasts a fancy sterling silver filigree setting. This pendant comes complete with an 18" sterling silver chain in a velveteen jewelry box for safe keeping.
Labradorite is a wonderful gemstone, a 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 iridescence or fire-like light which is found in such gemstones as star sapphire, moonstones, opals and 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 & the emotions.
I wear Labradorite when there is a lot going on in my life & 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.
This crystal has been cleaned with Universal Life Force Energy, and given an energy attunement using Reiki, a Japanese technique of energy healing, so it will continue to receive and transmit Universal Life Force Energy direct from the Source of Creation. It has also been cleaned and charged with the natural energy of sunlight. 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.
The net weight of this pendant is 17 grams or .6 oz.