“Light and Shadow” One of a kind Sterling silver and 14k rose gold filled tree of life pendant necklace on a genuine Labradorite stone.
I was captivated by the light play in this Labradorite stone. Mesmerized by how the light streaks across the face and back like vivid rays of sun with dark lines between the rays, creating a dynamic light and shadow effect. I set out to capture the same dynamic effect in the necklace itself with a two toned setting and tree.
This Labradorite is oval cut and full of life and color. The stone is set on a hammered 14k rose gold filled oval backing with spiral detail and mounted in a very secure 14k rose gold filled and antiqued sterling silver bezel, which flows beautifully into the two toned tree design on the front of the stone. Completing the design is a very sturdy antiqued sterling chain with 14k rose gold filled chain extension, making it adjustable and versatile.
This necklace is one of a kind, you will receive the exact one shown in the photos. Necklace has been photographed from various angles with both indoor and outdoor lighting to best capture it’s dynamic color and light play.
-Pendant measures 43mm (just under 1 3/4″) tall (not including the top loop which adds about 1/4″), 29mm (1 1/8″) wide, and about 8mm (just over 1/4″) deep.
-The stone is a genuine natural oval cut Labradorite with light flash and color play in tones of green, blue, and gold.
-Setting is entirely hand forged and woven in 14k rose gold filled, and solid antiqued Sterling silver.
-Chain is a solid 1.5mm width antiqued sterling silver cable chain with spring ring clasp. 14k rose gold filled extender chain completes the chain and makes it adjustable from 26 to 32 inches.
-Each of my Tree of Life necklaces are one of a kind, no two are ever the same. I absolutely love creating these and watching them take form. They always amaze and delight me with their unique personalities when they’re completed.
Thank you so much for visiting my shop! If you have any questions about this design or any of the designs in my shop, please contact me, I’m happy to help!
Labradorite is a mineral belonging to the Feldspar group, named after the Canadian province of Labrador, the classic locality of this gemstone. It is prized for it’s vivid rainbow of color play and it’s light refraction, known as Labradorescence.
Labradorite is considered to be a stone of protection, transformation, harmony and balance, enlightenment, and honest expression of one’s true self. It is said to strengthen intuition, impart strength and perseverance, and raise the consciousness of the wearer.
ABOUT GOLD FILLED JEWELRY
Gold-filled jewelry is composed of a solid layer of gold, which must constitute at least 5% (1/20) of the item’s total weight, mechanically bonded to sterling silver or a base metal (such as jeweler’s brass). Gold-filled items are 5 to 10 times thicker than regular gold plating, and 15 to 25 times thicker than gold electroplate, making it much more valuable and longer lasting because gold-filled has an actual layer of karat gold, not just a microscopic film as on plated jewelry which is estimated to be 0.05% or less of the metal product. Most gold-filled is 12kt or 14kt gold-filled (I use 14kt for my pieces). Gold-filled does not de-laminate or peel like plated or “dipped” products. It is tarnish resistant and does not tarnish as readily as silver. Many find that they never have to clean gold-filled items at all. However, from time to time your jewelry may become dirty from everyday wear. To clean gold-filled it is best to use mild soap and water.