Labradorite

Characteristics

Gemstone family: Feldspar

Colours: Blue, Grey, White

Mohs hardness: 6 - 6.5

Ground locations: Canada, Finland, Madagascar, Norway

 

 

History

Labradorite has been named after the Labrador Peninsula in Canada, where it was first discovered in the 1770s. Eskimo tales have it that the Northern Lights used to be trapped in the rocks by the sea until one night a wandering Eskimo released most of them into the sky with a blow from his spear. The lights that could not break free from the rocks were called Labradorite.

 

Virtues

True to its soft metallic iridescence, Labradorite is alleged to have a calming and harmonizing effect on its wearers, helping them clarify their ideas and trust their intuition.