Larvikite, Natural, Smooth, Teardrop , One 13x18mm Strand

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Larvikite, Natural, Smooth, Teardrop , One 13x18mm Strand

This price is for one strand 15 to 16 inches

13x18mm Smooth Teardrop strands have about 20 pieces

Larvikite is an igneous rock that is notable for the presence of thumbnail-sized crystals of feldspar. Labradorite and Moonstone are feldspathic minerals. These small crystals inside of Larvikite have the same sheen effect or chatoyancy that Labradorite and Moonstone have. So, many times it is misleadingly called "Black Labradorite or Moonstone".

Prized for its high polish and the labradorescence of its feldspar crystals, Larvikite is used as dimension stone, often cladding the facades of commercial buildings and corporate headquarters.

Larvikite is one of the world's most exquisite and unique natural stones, mostly found in the Norwegian mountains surrounding Larvik. It is also found in China.  In 2008 Larvikite became the official national stone of Norway.

Hardness 6-6.5

This is a natural stone that has had no treatment other than cutting, drilling, and polishing in China.