Definition of labradorescence in English:


Line breaks: lab¦ra¦dor|es¦cence
Pronunciation: /ˌlabrədɔːˈrɛs(ə)ns


[mass noun] Mineralogy
The brilliant iridescence exhibited by some specimens of labradorite and other feldspars.
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  • This labradorescence is truly a one of a kind mineralogical experience and must be observed in person in order to truly appreciate its beauty.
  • The blue flash of labradorescence is the reason for the excitement about this very special gemstone.
  • The labradorescence is caused by light interference by lattice distortions.



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  • It is oriented so the colorful labradorescent effect is at its best when positioned vertically, either end up; then it will show off nicely in your jewelry!
  • Perched on his palm is a little slice of labradorescent paradise.
  • These areas are of course the smallest, and seem to jump in front of the saw blade when cutting through opaque areas so that the labradorescent area is sliced at a bad angle.

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