Necklace

  • Harold O'Connor, Necklace, 1998, silver and spectrolite, 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.

I love [Spectrolite] because it has more color than anything else I’ve ever seen.” The artist, quoted in Lapidary Journal, November 1996

Title
Necklace
Artist
Date
1998
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
21 14212 in. (54.05.11.3 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mobilia Gallery

Mediums
Mediums Description
silver and spectrolite
Classifications
Object Number
1998.111.4
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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