Bring the colors of the sky at dusk to life with the 'Labradorite Retro'. Sculpted sterling silver, hand polished in blended mirror and brush finished surfaces, housing beautifully finished inlays of labradorite. Undulating tones of blue, green, purple, and black play against the natural grain of the material, revealing nature’s majesty. Finished with our button lock inset with a Kashmir Blue topaz gemstone, built to last a lifetime and more.
|15.5 - 16.8||Small|
|17.15 - 18.4||Medium|
|18.75 - 20||Large|
|20.3 - 21.6||X-Large|
|21.9 - 23.18||2X-Large|
|6 1/8 - 6 5/8||Small|
|6 3/4 - 7 1/4||Medium|
|7 3/8 - 7 7/8||Large|
|8 - 8 1/2||X-Large|
|8 5/8 - 9 1/8||2X-Large|
Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by mass of silver and usually 7.5% by mass of copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925. The sterling alloy originated in continental Europe and was being used for commerce as early as the 12th century in the area that is now northern Germany. William Henry uses the latest state-of-the-art casting equipment to create mesmerizing pieces that are often considered par with our hand-carved work.
Topaz is a rare, extremely hard gemstone with an exceptionally wide color range that, besides brown, includes various tones and saturations of blue, green, yellow, orange, red, pink, and purple.
The ancient Greeks believed that topaz gave them strength. In Europe during the Renaissance (the period from the 1300s to the 1600s) people thought that topaz could break magic spells and dispel anger. For centuries, many people in India have believed that topaz worn above the heart assures long life, beauty, and intelligence.
Today, topaz is one of the US birthstones for November, while blue topaz is a birthstone for December
Labradorite is a feldspar mineral that is most often found in rocks such as basalt, gabbro, and norite.
Some specimens of labradorite exhibit a schiller effect, which is a strong play of iridescent blue, green, red, orange, and yellow colors as shown in the photographs. Labradorite is so well known for these spectacular displays of color that the phenomenon is known as "labradorescence"
Labradorite is known for its changing colors, so it is no surprise this gemstone is known as a stone of transformation, enhancing strength of will and inner worth.
William Henry uses specimens with the highest quality labradorescence as gemstones in our collections of jewelry.