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Labradorite Ammonite Carving 5.8cm
Labradorite Ammonite Carving from Madagascar 5.8cm at widest diameter, this wonderful carving has been hand polished displaying an amazing mix of vibrant colours. This beautifully tactile carving is of a very high grade. Excellent Labradorescence is shown also known as the schiller effect which is the stones famous property. When exposed to the light the gem becomes a shimmering tapestry of colour. Hand selected by ourselves in Madagascar this rare carving's beauty will enchant you.The natives of Pauls island off the coast of Labrador have told the story of Labradorite for generations. The tale recounts a legendary Inuit warrior the first to discover that the Aurora Borealis had been stolen from the sky and imprisoned in the gem known as Labradorite, smashing the stone with his spear he returned the northern lights to their home, but some light remained eternally encased in the crystal. As legend has it this is how the phenomenon of Labradoresence came to be.