One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The brilliant iridescence exhibited by some specimens of labradorite and other feldspars.
- ‘In its massive form, labradorite shows a startling play of color similar to opal called labradorescence.’
- ‘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 labradorescence is caused by light interference by lattice distortions.’
- ‘The blue flash of labradorescence is the reason for the excitement about this very special gemstone.’
- ‘The labradorescence in these beads ranges from typical blues and violets through greens, with bits of yellows and oranges.’
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