An Unusual Combination Necklace Using Labradorite

by Elizabeth Wald.
(Greenwich, CT)

An Unusual Combination Necklace Using Labradorite by Elizabeth Wald  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Green fire labradorite using matching olive fresh water pearls.

I wanted to share an idea of how labradorite works wonderfully with matching pearls. This is such an unusual combination that I never would dream of, but I first thought of using blue fire labradorite with matching iridescent peacock pearls.

An Unusual Combination Necklace Using Labradorite by Elizabeth Wald  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Blue and Green Fire Labradorite and Iridescent Peacock Pearl necklace

The handcrafted jewelry pieces sold immediately and for a high price. I had no idea this unusual combination would work but I took my chances and I am showing you the results so that you can see firsthand how labradorite pendants can come alive with matching pearls.

An Unusual Combination Necklace Using Labradorite by Elizabeth Wald  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Blue and Green Fire Labradorite and Iridescent Peacock Pearl Necklace

The idea came from the concept of iridescence, or in this case “labradorescence”, the flash that appears in labradorite’s play on light, and then when I saw the same iridescence in the pearls I had in stock, I put one and one together.

As you can see from the photos, the combination seemed to work well. I hope this tip will help you create beautiful pieces.

Elizabeth Wald
Stones in Harmony

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  • Tamie says:

    I have several pieces of Elizabeth’s jewelry and they are absolutely gorgeous! She does beautiful work. She adds her talent and lots of love and caring in her pieces. I’m consider myself lucky to call her my friend.

  • Rena Klingenberg says:

    Elizabeth, labradorite is one of my favorite stones – it’s endlessly fascinating. What a fortunate discovery that these pearl colors bring out new secrets in the labradorescence.

  • Jenn says:

    Elizabeth Wald, when you mentioned they were commanding a good price, were you selling them online or in person? Curious which venues are working for you and your line.

  • Joanne Kane says:

    What a fabulous combination!! They are beautiful together.

  • Val E. says:

    Absolutely beautiful combo and pieces!

  • Lynda C says:

    Very smart to put together the iridescence of the pearls with the labradorite.
    A beautiful partnership!

  • Kate says:

    Elizabeth pours her heart and soul into her jewelry! Every detail is with passion and fire. I own a few of her designs and am constantly getting compliments on each one. She is a master!

  • Barbara says:

    These are beautiful pieces. No wonder they sold fast. You have inspired me. I have not been a fan of labradorite before, but I will now get beads that will bring out the colors in the cabachon.

  • Carol Edwards says:

    Labradorite is my favourite gemstone, and these pieces of jewellery are absolutely stunning!

  • Tamie! What kind words to say. I literally just dropped my jaw! Thank you my dear friend. I am privileged to have met you through my jewelry. xo Elizabeth

  • Rena, thank you so much for letting me submit this to your ever growing and beautiful community. I value your comments and can’t thank you enough!

  • Hi Jenn,

    I sell almost exclusively online in answer to your question.

  • Thank you so much, Joanne! I appreciate your kind words.
    ~Elizabeth

  • Thank you so much, Val! 🙂
    ~Elizabeth

  • Thank you, Lynda! I appreciate that!
    ~Elizabeth

  • Kate! You are a sweetheart! It’s comments like these that keep me so happy. Bless your sweet soul!
    ~Elizabeth

  • Dear Barbara,
    I am so happy to have inspired you! Thank you for your warm words of appreciation.
    ~Elizabeth

  • Carol, thank you so much for your compliment. I appreciate that!
    Kindly,
    ~Elizabeth

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