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Laboradorite Nugget and Faceted Gemstone Necklace

About this design:

I was inspired to make this necklace after I found these HUGE faceted laboradorite nuggets. I kept them for a few months, trying to decide how to use them ... it finally came together last weekend so wanted to share with you. Wore it last week to work and almost created a frenzy! :-) It's now in the front cabinet in a boutique in Winter Park, FL.


vermeil chain, vermeil beads, laboradorite nuggets, and 3 sizes of faceted laboradorite briolettes.

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  1. Sandra Martinez
    Sandra Martinez says:

    OMG this is FABULICIOUS! It won’t be in that window long, my dear!

  2. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    Holy Moly that is some gorgeous Labradorite – I am green with envy. It is so hard to find nowadays with that kind of flash. Looks wonderful with the vermeil – Stunning!

  3. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    What a necklace!!! Stunning! Thank you for sharing it with us!

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    Pam says:

    Just Gorgeous!

  5. martham
    martham says:

    I really like the gold with the wonderful labradorite.

  6. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    What a stunning combo — Labradorite and vermeil! I love the simple elegance of your design, Shannon! It won’t be in that boutique’s cabinet for long…. :D

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    K H says:

    I agree – it’s stunning!!! :)

  8. leafy river
    leafy river says:

    Ditto what everyone else had to say about this fabulous necklace!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    I can see why this necklace would create a frenzy. It is absolutely drop dead gorgeous!

  10. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Most of the superlatives have been used and ditto for every one of them. Totally gorgeous.

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    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    OMG – this is fabulous, Shannon! Those labradorite slabs flash! I can see why you stirred up the office when you wore this one!

  12. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Probably best that this is in a locked display window right now!!! It is so gorgeous that everyone will want it! :D

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    Brenda H says:

    BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL!!!! This will not be in that window long!

  14. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:


  15. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Thank you all for checking out this necklace and your great comments … the labradorite does have lots of great flash.

    Now, here’s hoping I can find some more like this someday so I can make a necklace for myself!
    :-) Happy Beading!! SLS

  16. jewelrybyjuliana
    jewelrybyjuliana says:

    Gosh it’s really beautiful!I love it!

  17. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Gorgeous :)

  18. jewelrybyjuliana
    jewelrybyjuliana says:

    I’m in love with this necklace!

  19. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Wow, two comments from Juliana! Thank you! SLS

  20. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Is it still in the front cabinet?

  21. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Well, I went to the shop today and believe it or not, it’s still there. But, I can tell it’s been tried on quite a few times as the briolettes are a little askew, which has created even more flashes of light when you walk by the lighted cabinet.

    Heard that there’s one woman who wants it, but she just bought a $2,000+ painting so can’t quite justify a necklace right now. Necklace/painting, I can justify easily! LOL. Happy Beading to you all! SLS

  22. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Just found out this necklace SOLD. SLS

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