№ 380 Labradorite

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A faceted labradorite stone with incredibly colorful fire is paired with an antique coin silver pendant from India depicting Bhumiya Raj.

Bhumiya Raj is known as the protective “ghost king” he is said to have been a chief who died while defending his land and villagers and who is still believed to ride through the village today dispelling evil spirits.

Labradorite has an understated grey base with a hidden fire inside that shines through at just the right angle.  The iridescence ranges from deep blue, to yellowish green, even into the orange and purple hues.  Labradorite, the bringer of light, is believed to be a highly mystical and protective stone.  It stimulates intuition and psychic gifts and strengthens faith in the self and trust in the universe.

Coin silver is made from a mixture of metals with a high pure silver content, often repurposing coins by melting them down.  The coin silver components I work with are antiques from all of the world, ranging from 80-120 years old, found in India, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, and many West African countries such as Nigeria and Mali.  The wear and patina of antique coin silver has informed much of my jewelry aesthetic over the years.  The pieces are very special and rare.

Necklace pendant measures 2” and chain measures 18" long.  The chain is delicate but sturdy and finished with a 9mm lobster claw clasp.  All findings used are oxidized sterling silver.