A stunning piece! This necklace is called a Pangalapang and was made by an Ifugao artisan in the Philippines. Seven pieces of mother of pearl are cut shaped, etched and drilled then fastened to a band of woven fine split rattan. Pieces of mother of pearl this large are rare and a great deal of skill is required to polish, cut and drill them. These necklaces therefore are worn by the elite of Ifugao as status symbols.
What an incredible effect, not like anything else I've ever seen, both impressive and beautiful.
The total hang is 13 inches
This piece is vintage of unknown age. The condition is excellent.
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Beautiful labradorite earrings with amazing flash. They ignite in the sunlight! Each pair is cut from the same stone and therefore has matching grain and flash. The design is perfectly simple.
The silver is sterling.
1" long and both weigh 12g
The images here are good approximations of all the stones that this listing represents. Significantly different specimens will be listed separately.
Below is metaphysical info on labradorite, if you are interested:
Labradorite is a crystalline form of Feldspar, often gray in composition but known for its "flash" or "flame" when it catches the light. When polished, dark gray Labradorite flashes with colors deep within, including blue, green and gold.
Highly mystical, Labradorite heightens intuition and enhances psychic abilities, making it great for working with the Third Eye Chakra. Intuition and intellect are balanced by Labradorite, illusions are dispelled and true intentions are seen more easily with its use. Labradorite is also very protective against negative energies, balancing, strengthening and protecting the aura and sealing the aura from energy leaks.
Labradorite is a stone of transformation and change. Labradorite enhances strength of will and feelings of inner worth. It is useful for bringing up and healing old memories, including past life issues. Labradorite can also help prepare the body and soul for ascension.
Labradorite can aid in communicating with our highest self and with the creator. It helps to assists when facing and navigating all types of changes and challenges, attracting strength and perseverance. Labradorite is one of the best stones to use when dealing with any type of addiction or to break unhealthy (physical, mental, etc.) habits.