Two Languid Layers of darkened Sterling make this minimalist necklace a statement piece. Paved with hand beaded smooth, gleaming, moody iridescent Labradorite beads, hand linked to delicate sterling silver chain, joined in the back by our own made sterling hook and eye clasp, for an easy dip into a layered look. Finished with our signature sterling tag dangle soldered to the clasp.
One strand is 24", the other 17".
The smooth beads are approx 8-10mm long, and are each unique.
We purchase the finest grade beads from responsible cutters of gems in India and responsible dealers in the US.
Our Sterling is recycled right off our bench from years of snips and cuts.
Labradorite's shifting iridescence has called to us for a long time. We are so happy to see it's popularity rise and find our stone cutters crafting myriad shapes to work with. Originally found in Canada, this striking gem has a rich mythology surrounding its appearance. The indigenous Inuit people of Northern Canada believed the gem was linked to the Aurora Borealis, the fascinating celestial event that occurs in the skies in that part of the world.
As has been passed down, the myth recalls, an Inuit warrior discovered a cave filled with Labradorite. He thought the light was trapped in the stones and brought down his spear to release the Aurora Borealis as we know it now, but as he could not free all the light and so we still have the iridescent gem in the earth.
We patina our silver pieces, adding a rich quality that enhances the glow of the smooth gemstones; subtle elegance. A delicate necklace that packs a velvet-gloved punch.