labradorite

noun
lab·​ra·​dor·​ite | \ ˈla-brə-ˌdȯr-ˌīt How to pronounce labradorite (audio) \

Definition of labradorite

: an iridescent feldspar used especially in jewelry

Examples of labradorite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For those who believe in the healing energy of gemstones, labradorites are known to protect against the negativity and misfortunes of the world. Alyson Krueger, New York Times, 10 Sep. 2019 The classic drop shape can be applied to a whole new set of possibilities, from gemstones and minerals like orange turquoise, labradorite, and smoky quartz to carved wooden designs and sculpted glass. Vogue, 20 Aug. 2019 Hundreds of colorful stones, like turquoise, Montana agate, and labradorite, are scattered on one bench, and strips of old metal lie on another. Leslie Hittmeier, Outside Online, 11 June 2018 Materials: Sterling silver, naturally shed antlers, labradorite and other semi-precious gemstones. Allison Carey, cleveland.com, 22 Mar. 2018 Jewelry is made from recycled silver and stones, such as moody opals, sapphires, white topaz and labradorite. Linda Jerkins, ajc, 7 Mar. 2018 The Woods Fine Jewelry carved shell white, $880; pendant with pave diamonds and labradorite, $660 from You Are Here. Styling By Maria Gamez Photos By Ross Hailey, star-telegram, 2 Aug. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of labradorite

1814, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for labradorite

Labrador Peninsula, Canada

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“Labradorite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/labradorite. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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