Labradorite is like Aurora Borealis trapped into a stone. Similar to the Northern Lights piercing the night sky, the iridescent play of metallic-looking blues, greens, yellows and reds lights up the dark base colour of this fascinating gemstone, captivating the viewers.
With its beautiful array of brilliant colours dancing in the light, labradorite is one of most unique and enchanting gemstones to be used in jewellery. The pieces featuring labradorite exude unmistakable enigma and mystical beauty, that attracts everyone’s eyes and presents an unforgettable impression.
You don’t need much to make a statement when you choose labradorite jewellery. Even a single pendant will do wonders for your look, showing off the iridescent colour flashes of the stunning stone. For a particularly striking look, combine your labradorite pendant or necklace with black clothing that is sure to accentuate its brilliance and shine.
Labradorite rings are an excellent choice for both statement pieces and everyday wear. From majestic looking cocktail rings to elegant classics, the shimmering stone radiates elegance and finesse in all the right ways.
The best thing about labradorite jewellery is that every piece is guaranteed to be different and unique for the simple reason that no two stones have either the same colour qualities or the same pattern.
Labradorite is a feldspar mineral and a member of the plagioclase series. It was originally identified in Labrador, Canada, from where it got its name and was first described by Moravian missionaries working among the Inuit. Moravians saw the potential of this bright-coloured stone and introduced it to Europe in 1771.
Besides Northeast Canada, notable deposits of this stone have been reported in Finland, Russia, Ukraine, Madagascar, Norway, Sri Lanka, and Australia.
Labradorite is found in igneous rocks like basalt, norite, and anorthosite. Its crystals are rarely form free of the host rock and appear as blocky chunks in sliced sections of the rock.
The stone has three varieties:
Spectrolite, a rare variety of Labradorite only found in Finland. It displays a rainbow spectrum of colours that gave it its name.
Rainbow Moonstone, also known as white labradorite, is colourless and generally translucent with a bluish lustre.
Andesine or Golden Labradorite occurs in a range of colours, from red to orange, yellow, or champagne and is translucent to transparent.
When not reflecting light, labradorite may appear dull but as soon as the light hits its surface the gemstone becomes alive as a rainbow coloured, holographic universe.Commonly known as labradorescence, this colour play is caused when the light extends into the stone and reflects from the twinning surface within. The light illuminates the colours embedded in the gemstone, producing a glittering brilliance. Since every labradorite stone is unique with a different twinning surface, its reflection of light is unique.
Labradorite is mysterious inside and out. The gemstone lends its enigmatic appearance from the twinning surfaces within, leading it to reflect various colours and hues. But in its essence, labradorite is the stone of magic and powers, having been a symbol of things beyond human comprehension since the first Inuit warrior stumbled upon it.
This powerful stone helps us to see the unseen in our everyday world and to connect with our higher selves. It is an efficient guide to higher realms of wisdom and to the subconscious mind. Known as the stone of magic, labradorite can awaken inner magical powers, sharpen intuition, and promote psychic abilities.
Labradorite stone is a mighty protector, shielding you from bad energies like your friend at the bar who keeps fending off the unwanted advances of a persistent stranger. It keeps negative thoughts at bay and chases away all fears, encouraging you to trust yourself and the Universe.
Labradorite is a stone of transformation that encourages growth. It has a tendency to dig up old wounds for those to be reassessed. Getting a new perspective on past pains and hurts is important for moving forward and for being the best version of yourself.
In ancient Hindu beliefs, labradorite was connected to throat chakra that influences communication and self-expression. The healing crystal will help you understand what you want and how to ask for it. It is also believed to strengthen your ability to listen to others and understand them.
Labradorite is not an official birthstone and can serve anyone well.
Because of its connection to the Aurora Borealis that is at its most active around the equinoxes in March and September, it is, however, sometimes believed to have the strongest connection with Pisces and Libra zodiac signs.
Labradorite stimulates the traits that are already strong within Pisces, such as intuition and imagination. It also balances their emotions, helping them to overcome some of their weaknesses like negativity.
Pisces tend to be kind and sensitive people who love to support others and are prone to take on other people’s feelings and problems. Labradorite can protect their aura and keep the world from weighing them down. It also inspires Pisces to take care of themselves besides having empathy for others.
Libras and labradorite are a good match. As a sign symbolised by the scales, Libras hate injustice and conflict and labradorite is one of the best gemstones to provide stability and to help dispel illusions in their search for justice.
As a powerful protective stone, Labradorite wards off negative energy, not letting Libra be overwhelmed by misfortunes and fears. It releases anxieties and calms their mind while boosting happiness and hope. It’s no secret that Libras can be a little impatient and Labradorite provides them with strength and perseverance to see through any struggles and all tasks set before them.
Once you experience the effects of a labradorite crystal, you’ll never want to put this jewelry down. The catchy stone with its play of colours and splendid shimmer has the ability to refresh and add grace to your outfits.
Labradorite is commonly used in a variety of jewelry pieces. It looks good in any metal but nothing complements the bluish hues of this elegant stone better than sterling silver.
An emotionally positive gemstone, labradorite jewelry is perfect for day-to-day wear bringing enthusiasm to daily life and evoking appreciation for what you have. It is a good gemstone to wear to work as it also encourages communication and team work.
Labradorite often comes in large, fancy-shaped gemstones that are perfect to create eye-catching statement jewelry. It is easy to add spice to your evening occasions with eye-popping necklaces, earrings or cocktail rings.
Labradorite is rated at 6 – 6.5 on the Mohs Hardness scale which means that it is sufficiently hard for most types of jewelry. However, the stone does have internal layers that make it somewhat fragile if impacted and it is therefore best to take the pieces off when cleaning and gardening.
Labradorite crystal is susceptible to scratching and to avoid this it is advisable to wrap your labradorite pieces individually in a soft cloth before placing them in the jewellery box. The cloth will not only prevent the items from rubbing against other pieces, but will also keep them clean of dust.
In order to protect your labradorite accessories (and also other jewelry) from the corroding effect of moisture, you should store humidity control packets with your jewelry. The substance in this packet absorbs excess moisture in the air ensuring thus that your favourite items keep looking flawless for a long time.
Cleaning your labradorite stones regularly keeps your jewelry looking pristine and will ensure that the amazing colours are as vibrant as possible. You can wash it in lukewarm soapy water using a soft brush, after which you can rinse it and dry with a microfibre cloth.
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