1.7" Polished Labradorite Pocket Stones

These are 1.7" wide, polished labradorite pocket stones. The photos are representative of the specimen(s) you will receive, so there may be some variation in labradorescene and patterns from specimen to specimen. Quantity discounts are available!

The stone is polished into an oval shape and is rounded on all sides. Polished stones of this size and shape are generally referred to as pocket stones as they will easily fit into a pocket. The pictures are representative to the stone you will receive, but there is some variation in colors and patterning.

Labradorite is a feldspar mineral that is most often found in mafic igneous rocks. Some specimens of labradorite exhibit what is called a "schiller effect", which is a strong play of iridescent blue, green, red, orange, and yellow colors. Labradorite is so well known for these spectacular displays of color that the phenomenon is known as "labradorescence." Specimens with high quality labradorescence are often polished and used as gemstones.

The labradorescence is not caused by the colors being reflected on the surface of the specimen. Instead, light enters the stone, hits a twinning crystal lattice surface within the stone, and reflects from it. The color seen is the color of light reflected from that twinning surface. Different twinning surfaces within the stone reflect different colors of light. Light reflecting from different twinning surfaces in various parts of the stone can give the stone a multi-colored appearance.

Labradorite is named after where it was first found in Labrador, Canada. Today, the most prolific deposits and the source of most commercially available labradorite occur in Madagascar and Russia.
FOR SALE
$6
Quantity Discounts
3 to 9 Pieces
$5
10+ Pieces
$4
DETAILS
TYPE
Polished Labradorite Pocket Stone
SPECIES
Labradorite (Plagioclase Feldspar)
LOCATION
Maniry, Madagascar
SIZE
Approximately 1.7 x 1.35 x .6"
PRODUCT ID
P-835