This rock oil lamp, rock oil candle is made from a beautiful flashy piece of labradorite. Notice all the blue flashing in this piece, quite stunning!
Labradorite is a feldspar mineral of the plagioclase series that is most often found in igneous rocks such as basalt, gabbro, and norite.
Most people are attracted to labradorite because of its "schiller effect", which is a strong play of iridescent blue, green, red, orange, and yellow colors as seen in many specimens. Labradorite is so well known for these displays of color that it is known as "labradorescence."
This rock oil candle is crafted with a reservoir permanently attached to the underside to hold the oil and as you can see in the photos is hardly visible. The outer surface of the rock as been highly polished, allowing the reflection of the flame to "dance" off of its surface.
To help ensure the longevity of your rock oil lamp, we've taken the extra step of treating all surfaces with several coats of sealant to prevent oil from seeping into the rock.
All of our Rock Oil Lamps also include a fiberglass wick that won't burn down, never needing replacing.
This fiberglass wick is held in place with a glass wick holder. Adding a few drops of your favorite scented oil onto this glass holder allows it to become an oil diffuser so you can fill your space with your favorite aromas.
A small funnel to aid in filling included.
This is sure to be a great conversation piece in any room in which it is place - your office, living room dining room kitchen. It can also be used outside on your picnic area with a citronella scented oil (we like the firefly brand); just be sure to bring it in out of the rain!
Its also sure to be a hit with the rock collector or candle lover on your gift giving list.
When filled with a high quality lamp oil, it will produce a nearly smokeless, odorless "candle-sized" flame that will burn for at least three hours. Depending on the oil used, even our smallest reservoirs, measuring only 1 fl. oz., have had a single oil lamp fill-up last for over 7 hours! In this case, we used Firefly "Safe & Green" oil.
Filling the lamp is a simple process:
1) Remove the wick assembly from the rock
2) Insert the funnel we've provided into the hole where the wick came from
3) Fill with a high-quality paraffin wax oil.
4) Reinsert the wick and allow a couple of minutes for the wick to "wick" the oil.
5) Light and enjoy!
For videos that demonstrate the filling of the lamp or guidance on how to adjust the flame height, check out our website - roccia-roba.com
>> Shipping included to US addresses <<< *** OIL NOT INCLUDED, but readily available via Amazon. We are big fans of the Firefly fuels, especially the Safe & Green lamp oil. Our tests have shown it burn a candle size flame for over 7 hours(!) with even the small 1 oz. of our reservoirs. Ultrapure, also found on Amazon, work well as well. ********