Iridescent Labradorite

The iridescence of the mineral labradorite reminds me of butterfly wings with its shimmer of color. At first glance some labradorite stones may appear grey or black, but as light enters the stone, flashes of blue, green, violet, red, yellow and orange colors can be seen.  This play of color is known as “labradorescence” and is caused by light entering and scattering between the many micro-thin layers of crystals within the stone.

To see the beauty of labradorite in my mosaic jewelry please visit  Gray Raven Designs.