Labradorite Gemstone Microweave Bracelet. These beaded gemstone bracelets are unique one-of-a-kind creations. They are stylish and durable on their own or stack with one of our woven bracelets for a more complete look. These bracelets are 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. We also offer the matching Labradorite Gemstone Microweave Anklet and Labradorite Woven Drop Earrings.
To ensure a proper fit, we strongly recommend measuring your actual wrist and ordering a size that will fit as snug as possible, as some stretching/settling (up to 1/4″) will occur. Note: Our microweave bracelets and anklets are smaller and thinner, greater care should be taken to avoid potential damage.
- Extra Small – fits up to a 6″ wrist.
- Small – fits up to a 6.5″ wrist.
- Medium – fits up to a 7″ wrist.
- Large – fits up to a 7.5″ wrist.
- Extra Large – fits up to an 8″ wrist.
Please contact us for sizes larger than 8″.
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)