This is a Labradorite carefully hand wrapped in Argentium sterling silver.
Labradorite is an amazing stone that can appear dark at first, until you move it and the stone comes alive with colors flashing within. The effect is similar in appearance to opal fire. It is called chatoyancy, which is a fancy way of saying that the color 'flashes' or 'rolls' across the stone, like cat's-eye but far more vibrantly. It is a natural stone, and the effect is caused by refractive layers within the stone. It cannot be simulated or dyed to look that way!FAQ stuff:
I hand wrap these pieces with nothing more than my fingers and some bitty pliers. I purchase the stones already cut and polished from rock and gem shows. My silver is purchased directly from a precious metals silver refinery. My methods are a bit haphazard and I do not have nor do I plan on creating tutorials on how to make these. If you want to learn wire-wrapping there are already some good tutorials out there if you search on Google.
Thanks for looking.
[[ Since many ask-- yes, I do sell these on my personal site: [link] ]]