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A Labradorite Ring to Put on Your Shopping List. Now!

Anna Anna 29 Jul 2019 477

Labradorite is an incredible mineral that is very unique and absolutely beautiful. The stone is rarely used in mass-made jewelry and is more likely found with smaller-scale companies that focus more on the art of jewelry.

It is a stone that can show a variety of different colors. Generally, the overall stone is a clear, gray, or even black color. However, it often has a special property called labradorescence.

This phenomenon occurs when light enters the stone and reflects off of a twinning surface from inside. It can create a spectacle of different colors.

Sometimes the colors include red, orange, and even yellow. However, the most common colors that you will usually find in jewelry are blues and greens.

The colors have an iridescent look to them, and the stone can look very different depending on the specific angle and lighting.

They can also often include speckles and/or lines throughout them adding more to the design of jewelry made with labradorite.

Below, you can check out the top 10 labradorite ring picks that we think to deserve a spot on your shopping list!

Our Fave Labradorite Ring Picks!

1. Eye Wide Shut

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This super cool labradorite ring is incredibly stylish and different. The marquise-cut cabochon stone features bright blue labradorescence with many dark black inclusions speckled throughout it.

This goes incredibly well with the tarnished design of the sterling silver band. The entire band is solid sterling silver.

At the base, the band is thicker and then as it moves up to the sides of the ring, it splits into two thinner bands that bow out and come to a point at the top and the bottom of the marquise shape of the stone.

The stone itself is bezel set, but the setting also features prongs in sharp points that come up around the edges of the stone. The band features details of little silver balls and tarnish between them.

The entire design comes together to look like an eye similar to that found in Evil Eye jewelry. For this reason, the ring could certainly be used for the purpose of warding off the ill will or negative effects of jealousy from others around you.

It is a very edgy piece that works well with darker styles or lighter bohemian looks. The price is even very reasonable considering the quality and amount of detail that it features!

2. Grazia

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This is a much more refined piece of labradorite jewelry. It can be used in casual settings as an everyday piece but also works excellently as a more formal option.

The stone features a faceted baguette-cut and it has a high level of labradorescence to it. It shows a bright blue color very similar to that of sapphire.

It also has few inclusions to keep it looking smooth and clean. It is prong-set with 4 sterling silver prongs – one on each corner. On each side of this main baguette labradorite stone, there are two small round white topaz stones that have a look almost identical to tiny diamonds.

They’re just slightly larger than the relatively thin band and add a soft touch of classic femininity to the modern design of the ring.

It is also available in vermeil rose gold setting with a 14k rose gold coating. Both options are beautiful. It really makes a great slightly more high-class labradorite ring option!

3. Almond Bliss

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This is a perfect statement piece labradorite ring! This ring focuses on just the labradorite and there isn’t really much to the setting.

The labradorite stone is large and has a gorgeous marquise cabochon cut to it. It is a rounded top and a very smooth finish. This helps bring out the various inclusions within the stone.

It has a nice blue labradorescence to it that looks great in contrast with the dark inclusions of the stone.

A thin bezel setting of solid sterling silver holds the stone securely on the silver band. The band isn’t too wide but is definitely thicker than some of the daintier options within our recommendations.

The long marquise cut helps to really elongate the fingers and has an elegant look to it while still doing a great job at drawing in attention.

4. Moon Child

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This stunning piece is called Moon Child. It features a teardrop-shaped cabochon piece of labradorite.

This labradorite is really nice as it has multiple colors within it that shine from different angles. It has a lot of dark blue within the stone but also has some yellowish and greenish twinning surfaces inside of it.

Plenty of inclusions provide more contrast and interest within the details of the stone. A halo of highly polished silver balls surrounds it.

Then around that, there is another slightly larger halo of the silver balls. Together, the rows add a lot of beauty that compliments the stone very nicely.

5. Luna Delight

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The Luna Delight ring is a very pretty and simple use of labradorite. The ring is made from 925 sterling silver and has a relatively simple but very sweet design.

This is definitely a piece better suited for casual settings. The band is thin for a dainty look that keeps the focus on the main pieces of the ring.

The main attraction of the ring is made up of 2 individual pieces.

On the right side of the ring is the labradorite stone. It is a fairly small stone that features a round cabochon cut. This is smooth and shines in a lovely way appropriate for the design of the ring.

It is bezel set in a smooth band of sterling silver that creates a gentle halo look of sorts. On the opposite side, there is a crescent moon shape made from solid sterling silver.

The moon features small indents to provide nice texture and detail. The crescent is positioned to where the open side faces the round bezel-set labradorite stone.

This gives it a nice flow as the opening is similarly sized to the round stone. They are spaced apart with an opening in the ring that is about the width of the silver crescent moon.

In this space, the ring is completely open – not even the band continues here. This provides another unique touch to really set the ring apart.

The labradorite used in this ring features some labradorescence showing hues of blue and green.

In another lighting, the stone seems almost clear, though, which adds an interesting versatility to it.

6. Iconic Delta

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This Iconic Delta is probably our fanciest choice of labradorite ring. It isn’t as casual as most of our choices and is very beautifully designed.

It only comes in the rose gold vermeil setting. This means the setting and band are made from solid sterling silver but is then coated in a thick coating of 14k rose gold.

This gives it a beautiful tone for a much more affordable price.

The stone is also a triangular cut which is very unique, modern, and pretty. The triangle is actually the strongest shape architecturally speaking, so the ring can represent strength and beauty balanced.

The triangular labradorite stone is a paler color with light blue labradorescence and subtle speckled inclusions throughout.

All around the stone, there is a halo of gorgeous round white topaz stones.

This provides a little contrast to the labradorite and really highlights the unique beauty of both stones. It is definitely a great choice for the quality piece!

7. Aurora

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This is a very large labradorite piece of jewelry that really captures attention and shows off the true beauty of the stone!

It features an oval cabochon stone with a smooth finish. The oval stone has a good amount of the labradorescence property showing mostly in blue with a bit of yellowish color coming out especially around the edges.

Lots of thick bold inclusions add a lot of interest to the stone as well. The stone is bezel set in solid sterling silver.

The silver edges around the ring also feature small slits in the metal that have a tarnished finish.

This provides a little contrast and draws the attention towards the center of the stone. It is an affordable and very beautiful ring!

8. Lynx Light

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Here is a pick that actually doesn’t have much labradorescence going on. It features little to no color and is mostly a shimmery grey.

It does feature the black speckle inclusions, however, which adds some additional detail to the stone.

It is another oval cabochon stone but is considerably smaller than the last pick. It is bezel set and the setting actually a nice rope design to it.

The band matches and actually consists of two separate silver “ropes”. They come together at the base giving the band an angled look.

The silver has a tarnished appearance adding some edginess to the overall look. It is also our most affordable pick!

So, it is a cheap and adorable ring perfect for casual daily wear.

9. Gracious

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Here is another more refined-looking labradorite ring. It features a small baguette-cut labradorite stone.

The stone is very blue with lots of labradorescence going on. It looks very clean and has a simple but modern look to it.

The faceted cut and white topaz accent stones bring a classic touch to the overall modern design.

What is particularly unique about the ring, though, is the placement of the little white topaz stones. There are 4 of these accent stones in total.

They sit at the center of each side of the main labradorite stone. The band that the stones are set on is thin with straight clean lines.

It is a very pretty ring great for a variety of settings.

10. Ornamented Teardrop

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Our final pick is very sweet and adorably designed. It features a cabochon teardrop-cut labradorite stone. The stone is bezel set in sterling silver.

The band is wider than typical but it’s because of the intricate swirling designs within the silver of the band. It adds a lot of detail and beauty to the ring.

The labradorite itself is a softer blue with lots of labradorescence to see the color well from most angles.

The edges of the designs within the band of the ring have a tarnished effect to them.

This provides a nice level of contrast that lets the details be seen more clearly. It has a boho feel to it and is very beautiful in a simple way.

It is best for more casual settings and is quite affordable.

Labradorite Ring Style Tips

With labradorite being such a unique and interesting stone, it tends to do the best solo. In other words, you don’t really want to do a ton of stacking with this particular stone.

Rings made with it draw attention well and provide a lot of wonder and interest on their own. Stacking too much with such an unusual stone will detract from it and sometimes create a look that is simply too busy.

Layering rings

There is nothing wrong with wearing another ring or two on the same hand as your labradorite ring – and it may even create a neat look to wear a couple of different options on the same hand – but you just don’t really want to go overboard with it.

 

As far as other accessories and the overall style you should try to match labradorite to, it is actually pretty versatile.

Most options have a sort of mystical feel to them, but they can do different directions depending on your style choice.

They make a great addition to a hippie or boho look, but they can also be a nice touch to someone with a darker style.

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Remember though, that the stone itself can take on many different looks depending on the specific sample, cut, and setting.

Some labradorite rings can even be quite formal and look similar to sapphire with a large amount of blue labradorescence coming into play.

So, in such cases, it can make a great addition to fancier styles and can even be appropriate for weddings or other more formal events.

Criteria for Evaluation

We aim to only ever bring you recommendations of the best quality jewelry with truly good value to it. So, as we were searching through various labradorite pieces, we didn’t want to just choose the first options we found.

We wanted to dig deep and make sure we choose the best of the best. We used the evaluation criteria below to help us pick our top choices and that has given us all the confidence in the world that you will love these pieces, too!

Gemstone Quality

First off, it was important for us to choose pieces that use quality stones. Labradorite varies so much that this became the top priority.

One of the big things that we looked at is the quality of labradorescence. This is when the stone throws off additional colors beyond the more common greyish color of it.

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This adds more interest and value to jewelry, so we chose mostly pieces that feature a strong show of this feature.

However, we also wanted to provide a variety of choices.

Sometimes the ashy grey color of the stone can be very desirable and creates a different look altogether, so we included a few pieces with that more natural earthy look to them as well.

Metal Used

The metal used in any jewelry is obviously very important in determining the quality and value of the piece. It also has a huge impact on the piece visually, of course.

So, as we sifted through various options, we put a lot of consideration into the settings and metals used for the labradorite rings. We found that 925 sterling silver complimented the labradorite better than almost any other metal.

It also provides a great level of durability and quality without raising the price of the rings beyond what most people could find affordable. For this reason, most of our picks do feature the 925 sterling silver settings.

However, we also chose a couple of picks with a 14k rose gold vermeil setting. This is simple rose gold over the sterling silver.

This changes the look of the ring and gives it a stronger sense of femininity, delicacy, and even formality without costing anywhere near what it would cost for solid gold. It is a great compromise and provides more variety on our list!

Overall Design

The design has to be close to the top of priorities when choosing jewelry. If the design isn’t on point, things like quality and materials just aren’t going to matter all that much. That is why it is important to bring all of these factors together to find the best rings.

Discovered

We wanted to include a variety of style options in regard to the designs of the rings themselves – especially since labradorite is already such a naturally versatile choice of stone.

So, on our list, you will find some simpler options, some more elaborately designed choices, some classic looks, and some really unique options as well!

Sizing Options

Finally, with a piece of jewelry like rings, the sizing is so important. To be as inclusive as possible, it is important to find options that have good size ranges.

This way, most people looking for a stunning labradorite ring can find one here that they don’t just love, but that will actually fit them.

The majority of these come in all of the most common sizes ranging from a relatively small 5 up to a size 10. This covers the average sizes and slightly smaller and larger sizes that aren’t quite as common.

FAQs

1. What is the meaning of labradorite?

It is best known as an incredible stone of magic. It is said to hold strong powers in this sense and opens the door into the realm of magic.

It is supposed to help those that have natural physic abilities to increase their power and enhance their abilities.

It can help you to understand your own personal gifts better while also homing in on those natural skills. This is a stone that can greatly increase your confidence and help you to see yourself with a more positive attitude.

It balances out negative energy both within yourself as well as in the environment around you.

Many believe that labradorite is one of the strongest stones of protection. It protects your aura by helping filter out negativity and shielding you from bad intentions.

2. Is it a healing stone?

Yes! It is well-known for its unique healing capabilities. It is an incredible stone that provides healing both emotionally as well as physically.

In the emotional sense, labradorite does an excellent job of helping you to regain emotional energy that you may have lost when pushing yourself too far and stretching yourself too far.

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It is highly energizing in this sense giving new life to your emotional well-being and replenishing your creativity and readiness to work on relationships. It is also believed to have many physical healing abilities.

Labradorite is supposed to be particularly useful for respiratory issues and can be used in aiding healing of the lungs.

The stone is also said that labradorite is helpful throughout the digestive system including helping with body regulation and even helping improve your metabolism.

3. Does it have any special properties?

Labradorite is specifically known for the very special property called labradorescence.

This occurs when light enters into the stone and then reflects off of what is called a twinning surface from within the stone.

It creates a variety of different colors depending on the specific sample of the stone.

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It is a huge reason for labradorites’ popularity and uses in jewelry. The more colors found in the labradorite, the more valuable the stone is.

However, the blues and greens you often see are the most popular colors found and used for jewelry with labradorite.

4. Does all labradorite feature labradorescence?

Not all features the special property of labradorescence. Some samples feature little to no actual color and simply have a greyish look to them. They often still feature the striping and speckling found in labradorite, though.

Sometimes samples without labradorescence are still used within jewelry to create a different look altogether.

So, even without this special property, the stone still holds good use and value.

Final Thoughts

With the interesting and unique properties of the versatile stone labradorite, we feel like it can be a great fit for virtually anyone.

We truly hope you have found the perfect labradorite ring for you right here!