Larvikite is a shimmering, labradorescent grey stone which is mainly found in the area around the town of Larvik in Southern Norway. The characteristic feature of this stone are the beautiful feldspar flakes which bring about the stone’s glimmering appearance. Larvikite is also marketed as blue pearl granite because of its flakes of feldspar. Larvikite is popular s a gemstone for jewellery but it is also used as a building material for the facades of exclusive shops and banks, especially in High Streets in the UK.
Go to our blog for inspiration and DIY instructions on how to make jewellery with larvikite beads and other semi-precious stones. We recommend the blog post DIY Necklace with beading wire.