Charleston Earrings (Labradorite)
The Charleston is a dance with an irresistible rhythm that instantly evokes images of the roaring 20’s. It was danced by people in all walks of life, and became a symbol of the freewheeling flapper who rejected social constraints to pursue adventure, excitement and happiness.
Like the Charleston itself, these fashionable earrings add charisma to any outfit. The lack of a metal backing on these earrings defies inlay norms. The sterling silver frame simultaneously protects the stone while letting light through, highlighting the labradorite’s natural features.
First discovered in Labrador, the best description of the beauty contained within labradorite is from the Inuit people, who describe it as pieces of the Northern Lights trapped in stone.
It is also believed, by some, to be a stone of magic and transformation.
Labradorite is a member of the Feldspar family, with a Mohs hardness of 6 to 6.5. Which means that it is hard enough to be durable in most jewellery, though care should be taken when storing it, to prevent accidental scratches.
The colours labradorite displays, known as labradorescence, result from light refracting off of layers of materials within the stone, it is reflected back to our eyes in a dazzling, and rare display of colour. In this way, the stone transforms from unremarkable to mesmerizing. True labradorite flashes with colour that is not visible from all directions.
The stone in these sterling silver labradorite inlay earrings has been treated with a clear resin as part of the inlay process. This colourless resin serves to increase the durability of the stone.
Leverback earwires are solid sterling silver
Charleston Earrings measure: 26mm long x 7.5mm wide x 3mm thick
Each earring weighs approx. 2.5 grams.