Labradorite, Pyrite and Moonstone Knotted Bracelet with Sterling Silver Trigger Clasp
- Faceted Labradorite, Pyrite and Moonstone Knotted Bracelet with Sterling Silver Trigger Clasp
- Approx. 7.75" Long
- Bead size range 7-8mm
- Knotted with Silk Bead Cord
- Handcrafted at Beads of Paradise NYC
- Labradorite is an iridescent gemstone with a beautiful schiller or metallic luster when viewed from certain angles. A member of the plagioclase feldspar group along with Sunstone, Labradorite is known as a smokey grayish/green mineral base that creates an amazing metallic rainbow, referred to as "labradorescence". Labradorite was named after the Labrador Peninsula in eastern Canada where it was first found around 1770. Deposits have also been found in Australia, Finland, Madagascar, India, Mexico and the Adirondack Mountains in the United States. In stone lore, Labradorite is rumored to dispel negative energy, ease anxiety and feelings of depression, and enhance intuition and self confidence during difficult times.
- Moonstone owes its name to the white, almost magical shimmer that resembles moonshine. Gemologists call this phenomena adularescence, which originates from the interior structure of the gemstone in scales, exhibiting multicolor flashes. Moonstone can range from colorless to blue, peach, violet, green, pink or gray with a silvery scheen. This iridescence is known as a "schiller", but in moonstone it is called adularescence. Clarity ranges from transparent to translucent. Moonstone is one of the modern June birthstones and an accepted gem for the 13th wedding anniversary. Moonstone is found in Australia, the United States, Madagascar, Mexico, and Sri Lanka. This gemstone was extremely popular in the times of "Art Nouveau", more than 100 years ago. Moonstone was used to decorate a striking amount of pieces of jewelry created by the famous French master-goldsmith René Lalique and his contemporaries. Old legends say Moonstone was used in jewelry by the Romans who believed that the stone was formed from the light of the moon. Moonstone is considered by many a sacred stone in India. Traditional stone lore rumors Moonstones have a deep connection with women, and aides in balancing hormones, helps relieve PMS, increases fertility, and eases the pain of childbirth. For men, it's said to help in opening up one’s emotional self.
Pyrite is a metallic mineral that derives from iron. Because of its color, it has also been given the nickname, “fool’s gold.” Most Pyrite comes from the United States, although it is also found across Europe. Pyrite is usually found associated with other sulfides and oxides and is found in quartz veins, coal beds and even sometimes in fossils. Despite being nicknamed fool's gold, Pyrite is sometimes found in association with small quantities of gold. Gold and arsenic occur as a coupled substitution in the pyrite structure. Marcasite jewelry, made from small faceted pieces of Pyrite, often set in silver, was popular in the Victorian era and is still manufactured today. Its name comes from the Greek word, “pyr,” meaning “fire.”since it produces sparks when struck by steel or flint. In some French folklore, it is called “Pierre de Sante,” meaning “stone of health,” as it is believed to heal the entire body. Pyrite is also rumored in stone lore to enhance communication and increase physical stamina.