Necklace

  • Harold O'Connor, Necklace, 1998, spectrolite, silver, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mobilia Gallery, 1998.111.4

Luce Center Label

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.

Luce Object Quote

“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
Artists
Date
1998
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
21 1/4 x 2 x 1/2 in. (54.0 x 5.1 x 1.3 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mobilia Gallery

Mediums
Classifications
Object Number
1998.111.4
Palette
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