Jewelry designers and those masterful craftsmen who execute their imaginings are in a special category reserved for visionary artists.
Discovered in Labrador, Canada, labradorite is part of the feldspar family and possess a wondrous characteristic known as “labradorescence”. Properties within the interior reflect light back and forth essentially breaking up the light into different colors which at times, display iridescence.
Carved into realistic wings of a butterfly with details down to the veins, a marvelous piece of labradorite literally pops with shades of electric blue and deep forest teal. As the piece is moved the azure hues seem to radiate and shift across the surface.
Gems galore embellish the flying insect with a razzle dazzle of flash and glamour. Brightly “lit”, eyes of emerald cabochons each of .01 carats enable our little flying wonder to sight sweet flowers blossoms.
A thorax of an oval faceted ruby of .35 carats of red as though to signal his observations. His elongated abdomen and head shines with antique diamonds. Golden antenna and legs of 14k add a touch of realism.
Right above the eyes, a diamond gives our winged hero a third eye to see beyond. In all, five diamonds with a total weight of .61 carats (J-K color; VS2-SI2 clarity) shimmer and shine.