Tuesday, June 12, 2012

This Faceted Labradorite Headband Is My New Favorite Thing.

I love labradorite. It's more subtle than opal, darker and more mysterious than moonstone. It's gray one moment, then silver, and then it unexpectedly lights up sea green and aqua as if it's hiding a tiny ocean inside. Labradorite is an iridescent neutral that matches any outfit. It's a mermaid's tears. That was melodramatic, y'all.

These are the brightest, most fiery labradorites I've ever seen.
My beautiful sister Erin visited Nashville in May. She lives in Hong Kong and knew she wouldn't be home before my birthday in July, so she gave me my birthday present two months early. We were at a Jasmin Kaset show at The High Watt when Erin handed me a swanky, heavy black box. My eyes nearly popped out of my head when I saw the gorgeous faceted labradorite headband inside. It was made by her friend, a jewelry designer in Hong Kong who owns Dakini & K. I immediately put it on, completely conscious of how silly I looked trying to fit it over my head, because I love it so much. Erin asked, "Do you like it? Are you going to blog it?" HA! Yes, and yes.
That bright light washes me out, but holy moly it makes those stones flash!
The stones are amazingly iridescent, and the workmanship is incredible. This headband will last a lifetime. Unfortunately, you can't buy Dakini & K pieces online, but if you ever go to Hong Kong, stop at General Store to see Dakini & K wares alongside rare, mint-condition mid-century furniture. Or, if you have a hankering for faceted labradorite, take a look at these luminous, fiery pieces from etsy.

Faceted Labradorite Necklace by TheAtelier
Labradorite Earrings in White Gold by JenCo8 
Faceted Labradorite Pendant by AestheticsUnlimited
Faceted Labradorite Ring in Sterling Silver by HelenesDreams
Labradorite Pendant with Aqua Apatite on Sterling Silver Chain by RazzleBedazzle

Thank you so much, Erin! I love my new headband, and I'll wear it all summer with strapless beachy dresses and elegant all-black ensembles. 

1 comment:

  1. Wow Jen! Thank you for blogging about my ring! I am so every grateful!


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