|Chunky Bracelet - Labradorite, Green Fluorite, Teal Mystic Quartz - Nancy's Crystal Fantasties|
I had never heard of labradorite until a couple of years ago, and it was love at first sight. Stones that flash rainbow colors like opals: moonstone, and labradorite have a special appeal to my senses and seem almost mesmerizing when you gaze into their depths. And then, when you get that ray of sunlight on the stone—oh, my!
|Wire Wrapped Labradorite Pendant Necklace with Sterling Silver - Trace Designs|
The first discovery of labradorite, a feldspar mineral, was in 1770 at Paul’s Island, near the town of Nain on the Labrador Peninsula in Canada. It has also been found in Norway and the former USSR. It occurs in large crystal masses, and the play of colors that it displays is called labradorescence, or schiller effect.
|Chunky Gemstone Charm Bracelet with Labradorite, Freshwater Pearls, and Amazonite - Willow Creek Jewelry|
Eskimo legend has it that the Northern Lights were once imprisoned within the stones, and a wandering Eskimo warrior freed them with a blow of his spear. However, some of the lights remained trapped in the stones, which accounts for their lovely glow.
|Gemstone Bracelet - Labradorite, Pearls, Rock Crystal, Swarovski Crystal - Eleven13|
Along with its popularity in jewelry, labradorite is also used as an ornamental stone in clock faces, table and countertops, and even facing for buildings.
Labradorite is thought to bring good luck and provide relief from depression, anxiety, and despair. It brings clarity of thought to the wearer, and replaces negative thoughts and feelings with enthusiasm, self-confidence, inspiration, and harmony. It also aids one who is experiencing conflict and change by giving perseverance, strength, and enhanced intuition.
|Handmade Labradorite Pendant Necklace - Capital City Crafts|
For those of us who are getting older and suffering from aches and pains in our joints from rheumatism or arthritis—or just the wear and tear of getting older—it’s labradorite to the rescue! If you want to take advantage of the stone’s healing properties, you should carry it as a touchstone or wear it in a piece of jewelry.
|Labradorite Marquis and Amethyst Onion Wire Wrapped Necklace in Sterling Silver - SilverSmack|
Care of Your Gemstone
Labradorite is a fairly soft stone, with a Mohs hardness of 6.0. It also has cleavage lines within the stone. These are not cracks or defects, but it is essential that your stone not receive any hits or knocks. You should keep your lovely stone away from bright light and heat. It should be cleaned with warm soapy water and a soft brush, rinsed and patted dry. If its surface becomes dull and cloudy, it should be put in mineral water and placed in the sun for a few days. Your labradorite jewelry should be stored away from other jewelry pieces and hard objects in separate jewelry pouches.
|Labradorite Pendant Necklace Wire Wrapped in Sterling Silver- Donna's Artisan Designs|
|Labradorite and Rose Gold Earrings - The Little Happy Goose|
|Rose Cut Labradorite, Sterling Hoop Earrings - BrookeJewelry|
|Labradorite Bike Chain Pendant - Wandering Jeweler|
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