• labradorite - opal simulants

    Labradorite – Natural, Cabochon, Blue

    Most labradorite shows parallel lines due to its twinning planes. However, some specimens show a pattern that can look like crazing and potch in a precious opal. "Gemstone Collection - Labradorite," photo by Marco Hazard. Licensed under CC By-SA 2.0.

    Article: Opal Simulants: How to Spot Imitation Opal

    Credit: Marco Hazard

    GemstoneFeldspar, Labradorite
    Natural or man madeNatural
    Gem StateCabochon
    Photo phenomenaIridescence