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The Magic of Labradorite

Posted on by Eleanor Swinhoe

I've made quite a few pieces of work with the inclusion of some sumptuous pieces of labradorite, so I thought I'd better learn a bit more about this iridescent rock!

 Raw labradorite

Raw labradorite

Labradorite is called Spectrolite sometimes and is considered by mystics to be a stone of magic and transformation.  It occurs in orange, yellow, colourless, and red, but the material that shows a play of colour, or "schiller" or "labradorescence" is the most popular for using in jewellery.

 

 The amazing array of colours and patterns found in labradorite.

The amazing array of colours and patterns found in labradorite.

Labradorite occurs in metamorphic and igneous rocks in Labrador (Canada), Finland, Norway, and Russia.

Mystically Labradorite is supposed to help provide clarity and insight into your destiny, as well as attract success.  Stress and anxiety are said to be reduced by the powers of the stone, possibly by its energy of self-confidence.

For those with a large budget it can even be used to make a sink!!

 Labradorite sink

Labradorite sink