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  • Labradorite Collection

    January 28, 2021

    Everybody needs a little Labradorite in their life! This iridescent mystical gemstone is linked to protection, strength, and perseverance. Its association with the crown chakra explains the connection with higher consciousness, and transformation. 

    Labradorite is a kind of plagioclase feldspar gemstone blue with characteristic black “needle-like” inclusions of mineral such as copper, lead, or hematite. It’s MOHS hardness of 6 to 6.5 make durable and versatile. Australia, Canada, Finland, Greenland, Italy, Madagascar, Russia, Scandinavia, and the United States (California, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, and Utah are all places where Labradorite is found.  

     

    Labradorite comes as a sleek silvery-gray, deep black, brown, or even greenish, bluish-gray. Labradorite transparency ranges from near translucent to opaque with varying degrees labradorescence displaying flashes of colored “fire” in blue, green or gold.


    Labradorite is really interesting because of the phenomenon of Labradorescence (hence the name “Labradorite”) where flashes of iridescent color (blue, green, blue-green, purple, orange, red, silver, yellow) occur as the stone is turned in different directions. These iridescent flashes of color resemble colors found in peacock feathers; hence make this gemstone very popular for jewelry, artwork, and decoration. You can find a  similar kind of iridescence (Schiller) is found in other  transparent gemstones such as sunstones, some of which are actually a type of labradorite with copper inclusions creating the characteristic orange/gold colors when heat treated. 

    Labradorite is a popular stone and often seen as round beads (smooth, matte, or faceted). You can also find it in unique non-round shapes such as our pillow, teardrop, square, lucky, puffed coin, heart, heishi, free form (polished and raw), chips, flat teardrop, star cut, graduated, or pendants in sizes 2 to 14mm depending on cut. 


    When you combine Labradorite with sunstone, lapis, or black obsidian you enhance the beauty of labradorite displaying its flashes of color and fire. Consider your one-of-a-kind designs with our natural stone, natural color Labradorite collection to bring in that magical flash of fiery color!





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