Harold O'Connor, Necklace, 1998, spectrolite, silver, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mobilia Gallery, 1998.111.4
Harold O’Connor first encountered the brilliant, iridescent Spectrolite (also referred to as labradorite) while he was a student in Finland. His challenge was twofold: to find an appropriate cut to preserve the mineral’s unique color and create a setting to hold the oddly shaped stone.
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“I love [Spectrolite] because it has more color than anything else I’ve ever seen.” The artist, quoted in Lapidary Journal, November 1996
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21 1/4 x 2 x 1/2 in. (54.0 x 5.1 x 1.3 cm.)
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