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Labradorite

Updated: Feb 16, 2022



Labradorite is a mystical stone believed to enhance intuition and magical ability.

Follow me as I delve into the mystic qualities of my favorite stone and then get down to some fun science facts!


Mystical Sh*t

Labradorite aids in getting in touch with the subconscious and tapping into the root of unpleasant emotions. Labradorite is believed to help reduce stress, banish fear/insecurity, and navigate changes. A stone of inspiration, labradorite is thought to boost creativity, intelligence, and perception. This stone helps to enhance psychic ability, spiritual awareness, and protects against negative energy. Labradorite is associated with the solar plexus and third eye chakras. Just like the appearance of this spectacular stone, there is more to it than first meets the eye. Labradorite allows one to harness their power and shine their inner light while connecting to the unseen energy of the universe.


Folklore

The origin story of this spectacular stone has several variations with the same basic premise. Native Americans Innu revered this rock for the magical properties within. The tale begins many years ago. Before the Northern Lights blazed across the sky, the world was embraced by a pitch blackness at night. The heavens were missing their stars. Legend has it that a brave Inuit warrior found the light from the heavens trapped inside the rocks. He struck the rocks with a mighty blow from his spear, freeing the lights to return back to their home in the sky. However, not all of the light was able to escape the rocks. It is believed that the colorful spectrum of light found inside Labradorite stone is the remaining bit of the Northern Lights forever trapped inside these gorgeous gemstones.





Science and Such

Labradorite is a feldspar mineral.

Fun fact: Feldspar minerals make up over 50% of the earth's crust! The rainbow of colors exhibited when light hits Labradorite is called, "labradorescence". The colors do not come from the surface of the rock. The rock has twinning surfaces within the stone. The colorful phenomenon occurs when light is reflected from a twinning surface. Various twinning surfaces inside the rock give it a magical rainbow appearance. Super colorful Labradorite specimens are referred to as Spectrolite. Labradorite was originally found in Labrador, Canada. This colorful gem can now be found in several locations around the world including: Finland, Madagascar, Mexico, Russia, and Oregon, USA. Labradorite is a bit soft, only 6 on the Mohs scale. It breaks and scratches easily, making it a less durable candidate for jewelry than some other gems. However, this beautiful mystical stone has captured the hearts of jewelers, craftsman, and artisans steadily gaining popularity over the years. Labradorite is a very affordable stone that adds a stunning addition to any collection.



Source Shout Outs!

Special thank you to our sources!


Hobart M. King, PhD, GIA Graduate Gemologist 🔬


Monica Vinader💻


Carol Smile 📸


Rhett Wesley 📸


Greg Rakozy 📸


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