Thulite is the naturally occurring pink variety of the mineral Zoisite. It can range in color from pale pink to deep rose or even rusty red tones depending on the concentration of Manganese. The stone was first discovered in Sweden in the 1830s. It was named from the Latin "Thule" - which was a term used by ancient Greeks and Romans to refer to the then-little-known lands to the north or present day Scandinavia.
Moonstone naturally occurs in a broad spectrum of colors, but is most commonly associated with white, gray and peach. It's soft chatoyancy is reminiscent of the moon's light. Metaphysically, Moonstone is said to increase intuition.
Dakota Stones decided to test cut a mixed color version of Labradorite and we love the way it turned out. Cut from all grades of rough you get the opportunity to experience the entire color spectrum that Labradorite rough is mined. Ombre the colors in a finished design or use the variegated color we strung them in- these White Labradorite strands offer design versatility not normally associated with Labradorite.
Dakota Stones latest Kunzite rounds is our favorite shade of Pink since it graduates so much into shades of Mauve. Kunzite is often called the 'Woman’s Stone', due to it being considered particularly supportive for a young or first-time mothers. It is a variety of the silicate Spodumene, and forms naturally as a glassy, transparent stone. It can be colorless, pink, lilac, yellow or green, with darker shades being higher in value. Kunzite is prone to fading in direct sunlight.
Dakota Stones A-Grade Dark Labradorite come from the most rare and select parts of the Labradorite rough. The dark nature of the rough give way to a unique dark blue color of “labradorescence”. Since the material is so limited, unfortunately so are the strands we cut. Get them whenever they are available.