from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A variety of plagioclase feldspar found in igneous rocks and characterized by brilliant colors in some specimens.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A plagioclase feldspar mineral, calcium sodium aluminum silicate, often very coarsely crystalline, used as a decorative stone for carvings and building façades.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of feldspar commonly showing a beautiful play of colors, and hence much used for ornamental purposes. The finest specimens come from Labrador. See feldspar.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A lime-soda feldspar (see feldspar), one of the species intermediate between the lime feldspar, anorthite, and the soda feldspar, albite, but more closely allied to the former.
Did I think the labradorite was the right face out?
What do you call "labradorite" in a second-world fantasy setting?
This was Meyer's Minerals, a shop that makes jewelry and other objects from local stones such as labradorite and marble.
(Also the Banshee earrings, and the Seer's Stone necklace (but I do not need to hoard all of the world's labradorite!), and Copper Gleam ...) tell your story
While Ms. Mina does use precious stones — either gems she is given by clients or vintage stones like moonstone, opal or labradorite — what marks out her work is the intuitive play in metal of concave and convex, edge and center, form and decoration, mobility and stillness.
So I now have a silver wandering wire and labradorite pendant, and it is so shiny, and I am so pleased.
Gutmann (1974) found similar tubular voids in labradorite phenocrysts from Sonora, Mexico.
We had seen labradorite in all the gift shops, but I didn't care for it - and now I discovered why.
The labradorite jewelry was out of my price range, but there were earrings made of other local stones that were more reasonable and really nice.
I like the geometric look of the square pendant which she wire wrapped in sterling silver, as well as the soft colors of the pearls and labradorite together.