Labradorite & Amazonite Earrings with sterling silver round post
These bright earrings feature a statement drop of high-shine Labradorite and Amazonite stones, set in sterling silver. The exotic blue and green colors are sure to stand out when you wear them with your favorite outfit, or to a big occasion.
Labradorite crystal is also known as “the stone of mysticism”.
Labradorite is named for where it was found in Labrador, a Canadian province on the Isle of Paul. Inuits once called labradorite a "fire stone" and would use powdered forms to help cure ailments. According to Inuit legend, a warrior saw the Northern Lights trapped in the rocks and struck them with his spear to free some of the lights. The stone was first described by Moravian missionaries of the late eighteenth century, introducing the stone into the European market. Labradorite is not exclusive to Canada, however, and can also be found in Mexico, Russia and Finland. Since its discovery, labradorite has been a highly sought-after stone for use in jewelry.
History & Lore
Even though Amazonite is named after the Amazon river due to its rich, watery hues, it is actually not found near the Amazon. The closest Amazonite can be found to its namesake is in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Still, this stone has a long-standing connection with local inhabitants of the Amazon region. Linked to female warriors, Amazonite is said to have adorned the shields of Amazonian tribal women warriors hailing from roughly 10th century B.C.
The bright green to bluish-green stone was also a favorite among the ancient Egyptians. The gold death mask found in King Tutankhamun’s tomb was adorned with Amazonite inlays. Referred to as the “Stone of Hope,” Amazonite has long been revered for attracting hope and faith to those who wear it.
smooth sterling silver post app 5mm
faceted amazonite round app 6mm
smooth labradortie round app 13.5 mm