Stone: Hypersthene with peek-a-boo alien bail
Cord/Chain: Ball Chain
Closure: Lobster claw clasp with ring. Little moon charm.
Length: Please note photograph with ruler.
Note: This stone has minor scratches and a chip. May not be suitable for individuals with metal sensitivities.
Hypersthene is belongs to the orthorhombic pyroxene mineral group alongside Bronzite. Sometimes called "Velvet Labradorite," this is a misnomer; Although hypersthene IS found on Labrador, it is NOT a labradorite.
Instead, hypersthene flashes (called "schiller") are produced by the separation of iron impurities in fine films. These layers of iron cause a metallic flash (and not light interference, like in labradorite).