Labradorite crystals range in color from the typical gray blue to green, purple, yellow, pink and more. They can also display an iridescent sheen. Labradorite is the symbol of mysticism that also promotes courage. It’s a great healing crystal that will help you connect with your creativity and higher consciousness.
We carry a large variety of Labradorite crystals that may come in forms such as tumbled and freeform pieces as well as practical items like coaster slabs, bowls and more. We even have some beautiful jewelry and carvings! Read more about labradorite at the bottom of the page!
Labradorite is a member of the Feldspar mineral family. This crystal is formed when heat and pressure mix a specific combination of minerals. The mixture then slowly cools down and hardens separating into layers and making inclusions at the same time. This is what would give the crystals that multicolor shimmering that refracts light in the colors of peacock blue, pale green, gold, orange and so much more. The most common type is the blue variety which can appear in shades from pale blue and blue mixed with green to even deeper hues.
Labradorite is also known as the Aurora Borealis gemstone and originates from Labrador, Canada, and the flashes of color that show when labradorite is polished and cut at the perfect angle is called “labradorescence”. These flashes happen within the stone and are not actually part of the coloring of the stones. Instead, light travels through the various cracks and layers and, in return, reflects colorful flashes that can be seen on the surface.
You have probably also heard of ‘Spectrolite’ in reference to Labradorite as well.For the most part, it is a reference to labradorite specifically found in Finland, and has become a ‘commercial’ name for it.Although some believe it is interchangeable with labradorite that provides a full spectrum or ‘gem grade’ quality of labradorite.
Labradorite is a solid stone with a 6- 6.5 score on the Mohs scale, but it still can be scratched by other harder crystals. An interesting phenomenon that appears in this crystal is the schiller optical effect that’s also called labradorescence. It’s caused by sub microscopical formations oriented in one direction which aid in the reflection of the light.
What does Labradorite look like?
Labradorite is an opaque gray stone that can have iridescent “flashes” of color. These flashes of color can make the stone look blue, green, yellow, orange, red and many colors in between. Pink and purple labradorite have become highly sought after colors lately! Labradorite is mainly found in large chunky masses and has a grainy plastic-like texture. Unpolished labradorite looks very different once it’s been polished although beautiful in its own way. The stone goes from a gray (some almost brown or black even) color with a rough texture to a colorful and shiny smooth stone.
Where is Labradorite Found?
Labradorite can be found in Finland, Norway, Madagascar, China, the United States and many other worldwide locations. It’s also mined in Canada’s city Labrador where this crystal got its name, as that’s where Labradorite was first found!
Labradorite is known as the Stone of Transformation and the Stone of Courage which perfectly fit the benefits it has. It also calms overthinking and increases the imagination and artistic ambitions. Labradorite can additionally bring many positive effects for the Throat Chakra as it is connected to it. As a result, you can expect an increase in using your voice and speaking your truth. This crystal can also be used for the Third Eye Chakra in order to connect to the higher purpose and enhance psychic abilities.
Labradorite can be incorporated in your life in many ways. It’s an ideal way to bring peace in your home when placed in a Feng Shui manner. You can also put it in your office or studio to boost creativity, inspiration and ability for clear communication. If you want to get the most out of this gemstone while enjoying its endless beauty, you can opt for Labradorite necklaces and rings. Labradorite crystals are also the perfect fit for people that are looking for powerful healing against the anxieties and stressors in their life, and they can enhance this effect by combining it with Amethyst. This stone is known as a beautiful gift especially for the Pisces zodiac signs!
This stone is referred to as the dreamers stone and it is said to help you connect with higher realms, the divine, and your inner wisdom. It is also thought to bring mental clarity and reduce stress and anxiety, making it a perfect stone to incorporate into your meditation routine.
More About Labradorite
This stone rates a 6.5 on the Mohs hardness scale, making it equal in strength with steel. Although labradorite is quite tough, it usually contains many fractures throughout its structure and should be worn with care if it’s in your jewelry.
Chakra: Third eye and Crown
Labradorite Localities: Canada, Madagascar, China, Australia, Slovakia, and the USA, although the giant bulk that people are familiar with comes from Madagascar these days.
Birthstone: Labradorite is not a birthstone but sources show that it is connected to individuals born in February and March.
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