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    Default Labradorite, Carnelian and Golden/Yellow South Sea Pearl

    I was curious about this one day so I played "Beads". I had some "commercial" quality Labradorites that seemed to have a yellowish/golden flash and I thought might be interesting to see how they looked with Golden South Sea pearls.

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    I dig it! What are the reddish-colored beads?

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    Lary007 - That would be the Carnelian I'd assume .
    BPDDC - I love this look! Great combination of the muted colours - the green ( on my screen ) beads are .. ?

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    Lol..missed that carnelian part in the title. Thanks, Katbran!

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    All the greenish beads are Labradorite, most of them have a yellowish flash (as opposed to the coveted "Blue"). The pearl has a slight greenish tone to it very subtle. It is really hard to capture what the eye is seeing IRL. I am currently obsessing over Labradorite, I found some beads that also have a purplish/pinkish flash that is more pronounced.

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    That looks great, BPD!

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    A great combination that I never would have thought of by myself. Yummy!

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    Great colour combination I like it.

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    Love the color combo! Man or woman could wear that!

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    no worries ..I do that all the time lol
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    Lol..missed that carnelian part in the title. Thanks, Katbran!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackPearlDudeDC View Post
    All the greenish beads are Labradorite, most of them have a yellowish flash (as opposed to the coveted "Blue"). The pearl has a slight greenish tone to it very subtle. It is really hard to capture what the eye is seeing IRL. I am currently obsessing over Labradorite, I found some beads that also have a purplish/pinkish flash that is more pronounced.
    Labradorite is one of my favourite stones ! I've got some pretty big donut beads that need a design ...but it's been two years ..I suppose there is no rush lol

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    Love this combination, it reminds me of Christmas!

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    What an interesting color combination. It works!

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    BPDDC = I'd love to see a photo of the red/purple/pink flash labradorite ...I've not seen that before. Sounds gorgeous and maybe just right for a nice cherry Tahitian??

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    I hope I did not set expectations too high, it isn't a strand of beads, its a few beads within the strand. When I next dig them out I will try and get a good pic. It is really hard to capture on camera but to the naked eye its cool, in the mean time google up pink or purple Labradorite flash or pink or purple labradorescence. If you are a mineral/gem nut, the pics that come back are so cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katbran View Post
    BPDDC = I'd love to see a photo of the red/purple/pink flash labradorite ...I've not seen that before. Sounds gorgeous and maybe just right for a nice cherry Tahitian??
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