‘Tis a Rocky Road We Travel

It’s a rocky road indeed, full of toil and whoa – look at this! Is this some Labradorite I see before me? Why, yes, yes it is. We are blessed with an unusually fine selection of Labradorite today. Pendants and faceted stones – to go with our existing rather nice Labradorite clasps. You can do the whole Labradorite thing!

s54542 Stone Pendant - Freeform Faceted - Labradorites54545 Stone Pendant - OOAK - Pear Drop - Labradorites43824 Stone Beads - Faceted Rondelle - Labradorite (strand)

I’m not trying to buffalo you – but we have also some more of the White Buffalo Stone, or White Howlite, in both polished and matte finishes. Howlite is often presented dyed as an imitation Turquoise, or by unscrupulous vendors, actually as Turquoise. Which is too bad, as the purity of the white and grey of the original stone makes a handsome statement by itself.

s54599 Stone Beads - 8 mm Round - Matte White Howlite (strand)s54603 Stone Beads - 30 mm Coin - White Howlites54602 Stone Beads - 30 mm Coin - Matte White Howlite

 

Speaking of dyed … these stones definitely have their color, ahem, enhanced. I mean – look at that fuchsia! If anything came out of the ground that color, by itself and without enhancement, you’d have to mortgage your house to buy it. These are Chalcedony, Agate, or other stones, colored in what the trade likes to call “fashion” colors – which is code for “unrealistic.” I really like the blue myself. No mortgage required.

s54580 Stone Pendant - Faceted Drop - Fuchsia Chalcedony (Dyed) (strand)s54581 Stone Pendant - Faceted Drop - Wild Lime Agate (Dyed) (strand)s54577 Stone Pendant - Faceted Drop (with Cap) - Blue Chalcedony (strand)

and in case you want to see what I mean – these are the natural agate drops. We have those too.

s54582 Stone Pendant - Faceted Drop (with Cap) - Banded Agate

We also have some strands of faceted gemmy goodness. These look so awesome by themselves, but of course, you can take them apart and enchant them with your own design magic!

 

s54653 Stone Beads - Faceted Rondelle Donuts - Shades of Aqua and Olivine - Coloured Quartz (strand)s54654 Stone Beads - 3 mm Faceted Rondelle Donuts - Black Spinel (strand)s54657 Stone Beads - Faceted Rondelle Donuts - Fire Agate (strand)

 

All in all – some extremely delicious choices this week. As always, you can click on an image or a link to be whisked to that item or category, or go here to see all the new stuff.

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