Being surrounded by the beauty of natural gemstones all the time, it is difficult to choose just one, but I must mention labradorite as one of the first gemstones I really fell in love with. What most people don’t know is that Labradorite is a mineral that has crystallized in a hard boulder. Technically, a feldspar mineral (which basically means that it crystallizes underneath the magma). In its natural state, you can find labradorite in many colours – white, grey, light blue, light green, light orange – red or black, usually with beautiful multicoloured effects of purple, blue and green, called the Schiller effect or adularescence. These reflections are the bursts of colour present in a mineral or stone when it catches light at an angle.
Labradorite was first discovered in Canada in the Labrador region by the Moravian missionaries in 1770 who named it Labradorite. However, it is mentioned in legends by the Inuit tribe, whose legend claims that labradorite fell from the frozen fire of the northern lights. So, how can you not love such a magical stone?
With its silent beauty, it is often easy to overlook labradorite, especially when compared to the more obvious charms of opal or amethyst, but take another look at this jewel, let it capture the light and watch its breathtaking iridescence.
According to lithotherapy healers as you can find on www.france-minerals.co.uk, wearing labradorite brings out the best in people, making life more enjoyable. It encourages courtesy and tempers the negative side of our personality. It is beneficial for the lungs, facilitates digestion and metabolism. It calms the hyperactive mind and stimulates the imagination with new ideas. It is an edifying mineral that helps eliminate fears and anxieties.
Labrador coast of Canada: labradorite. It is a seemingly unobtrusive stone, but full of personality. For an inattentive first glance, its opacity makes it discreet to the point of going unnoticed. But beneath its grey-greenish appearance, it hides a vitality that no other mineral possesses. In fact, from another angle, it is illuminated by a thousand colours: blue, yellow, green, orange, light blue, white, black… Its countless facets stand out against the dark background and reveal an imaginative, brilliant and magnetic character. The change of « mood » that characterizes this mineral is called labradorescence.
To capture the personality of labradorite, one must observe with intelligence, change one’s point of view, train one’s mind to see beyond appearance. It is not by chance that it is a mineral associated with spirituality, it increases creativity, strengthens intuition and helps to understand the true nature of human action.
Its iridescent reflections are compared to the hypnotic colours of peacock feathers or the whimsical shades of certain tropical butterflies. Thanks to this play of light, it is traditionally considered a gem that can make the wearer fascinating and seductive.
It is amazing to see how nature, in its various manifestations, reproduces shapes and colours. Labradorite is an example of a magical mineral just like the incredible bird wheel. Like the peacock’s tail appears in all its beauty when you least expect it and seduces you with its iridescent reflections.