Today’s Mineral Monday in The Shops at Nature’s Art Village is one of the most beautiful and unique varieties of feldspar; it’s labradorite! Labradorite is found in metamorphic and more commonly igneous rocks. Labradorite is typically gray or brown to black and not iridescent. However; many gemstone varieties of labradorite contain a luminous blue-green, gold or red lustrous metallic color with a very unique sheen called labradorescence or schiller. Very similar to opalescence in opal, this feature, while making labradorite very difficult to photograph, gives labradorite its amazingly unique reflective colors and unmistakable beauty.
Labradorite is named for its original discovery in Labrador, Canada in the 1770’s, it is also often called Spectrolite. Labradorite is often used in jewelry and occasionally as a decorative stone in architecture. Labradorite is believed to attract strength and perseverance, enhance patience and relieve insecurity and apprehension. It is metaphysically said to be a stone of transformation, most likely due to its every changing appearance based upon light, and can bring one who wears it strength in times of change.
The Shops at Nature’s Art Village on Route 85 in Montville, Connecticut have an enormous selection of labradorite gemstones, jewelry, beads, raw minerals, and more! Visit Nature’s Art Village to see our full mineral and gemstone collection.
Metaphysical and healing properties of crystals and minerals are not to be taken as fact. Metaphysical and healing information is collected from various resources as well as gemstone lore, and the information should not replace any advice given to you by your doctor. Nature’s Art Village does not guarantee any claims or statements, both made in our store or on our website, of the metaphysical or healing properties of crystals and minerals and cannot be held liable under any circumstances.