These labradorite stone beads are the latest, a raw cut that has a beautiful rustic quality.
Handmade in the USA.
SILVER FILLED – like Full Sterling
Wondering what the difference is between plated and filled wire? It’s huge. Silver filled wire has 1/10 ratio of silver, that is hundreds of times thicker and more durable than Silver Plated.
Silver Filled is 1/10 or 10% by silver weight. The sterling is bonded to a brass core (CDA #220; 90% copper/10% zinc). I like to use the silver filled wire for bracelets because they are exposed to more stress than other jewelry, just because you move and use your arms a lot during the day. This way you get a more durable product than something that is made using just plated wire.
A stone of transformation, Labradorite is a useful companion through change, imparting strength and perseverance. It balances and protects the aura, raises consciousness and grounds spiritual energies. Excellent for strengthening intuition – promoting psychic abilities. Powerful in revealing the truth behind illusions, Labradorite banishes fears and insecurities, and strengthens faith in the self and trust in the universe. It stimulates the imagination and calms an overactive mind, developing enthusiasm and new ideas.
Labradorite treats disorders of the eyes and brain, stimulates mental acuity, and relieves anxiety and stress.