Labradorite Gemstone Microweave Anklet. These beaded gemstone anklets are unique one-of-a-kind creations. Stylish and durable on their own or stack them with one of our Kauai Puka Shell Anklets for a more complete look. These anklets are a great match to our Labradorite Woven Drop Earrings. Made to withstand outdoor activities and are water-friendly. This style is the microweave (made with smaller, 4mm faceted beads) and is more delicate and dainty.
To ensure a proper fit, we strongly recommend measuring your actual ankle and ordering a size that will fit as snug as possible, as some stretching/settling (up to 1/8″) will occur. Note: Our microweave bracelets and anklets are smaller and thinner, so they demand greater care to avoid potential damage.
- Small – fits up to an 8.5″ ankle.
- Medium – fits up to a 9.5″ ankle.
- Large – fits up to a 10.5″ ankle.
Please contact us for sizes larger than 10.5″.
Labradorite ((Ca, Na)(Al, Si)4O8), a feldspar mineral, is an intermediate to calcic member of the plagioclase series. It has an anorthite percentage (%An) of between 50 and 70. The specific gravity ranges from 2.68 to 2.72. The streak is white, like most silicates. The refractive index ranges from 1.559 to 1.573 and twinning is common. As with all plagioclase members, the crystal system is triclinic, and three directions of cleavage are present, two of which are nearly at right angles and are more obvious, being of good to perfect quality. (The third direction is poor.) It occurs as clear, white to gray, blocky to lath shaped grains in common mafic igneous rocks such as basalt and gabbro, as well as in anorthosites.
Labradorite can display an iridescent optical effect (or schiller) known as labradorescence. The term labradorescence was coined by Ove Balthasar Bøggild, who defined it (labradorization) as follows:
Labradorization is the peculiar reflection of the light from submicroscopical planes orientated in one direction (rarely in two directions); these planes have never such a position that they can be expressed by simple indices, and they are not directly visible under the microscope.
The Healing Energies, Metaphysical Properties, Legendary Uses and Meaning of Labradorite (opens in a new window)