Labradorite the Stone of Magic
If you were to think of gemstones as magical, Labradorite would certainly be on top of your list. It is the Stone of Magic in every sense. Besides its aesthetic beauty, Labradorite is widely used for its symbolic meanings and special energies. In our collections, we took inspiration from its unique appearance and mesmerising display of colours.
Did you know?
- Labradorite is treasured for its remarkable play of colour, known as labradorescence. The gemstone usually comes in base colours of grey-green, dark grey, black, or greyish-white. This optical effect happens as the light hits it at a certain angle, it displays stunning rainbow-coloured iridescent flashes of blue, gold, pale green or coppery red.
- Labradorite was named after the Labrador Peninsula in Eastern Canada where it was first found around 1770.
- Labradorite is a member of the feldspar mineral group, which is one of the most abundant mineral groups on Earth.
Formation of Labradorite
Labradorite is commonly associated with volcanic activity. It forms because of the cooling and crystallisation of molten rock or magma. During the cooling of molten rock, the minerals within the magma start to crystallise and solidify. Labradorite's iridescence is a result of the formation of thin layers of different feldspar compositions within the crystal. Labradorite can vary in its composition and appearance, leading to a wide range of colours and iridescence. The specific geological conditions, the rate of cooling, and the mineral composition of the surrounding rock can all influence the final appearance of the Labradorite.
Labradorite is known for its changing colours and for this reason, it is considered a gemstone of transformation, enhancing the strength of will and inner worth. It is believed to help navigate through periods of personal growth and change, facilitating the process of self-discovery and self-improvement. It is often used in meditation and energy healing practices.
Labradorite is often seen as a stone of magic and mysticism. Its play of colours and iridescence is thought to hold a connection to otherworldly and mystical realms. Labradorite symbolises transformation and change, much like it transforms in appearance when viewed from different angles. It is associated with personal growth and the ability to adapt to life's ever-changing circumstances.
According to the Eskimo Inuit legend in ancient times, the Aurora Borealis was hidden within the rocks on the coast of Labrador. One day, an Inuit warrior found it and struck the rocks with his spear, and the lights exploded into the sky, creating what we know today as the Northern Lights. He was not able to free all of them, which is why today we are blessed with the stone of light, Labradorite.
Labradorite is often associated with mystical and metaphysical beliefs. Some myths suggest that the stone acts as a bridge between the physical and spiritual worlds, allowing individuals to access higher realms of consciousness, communicate with spirits, and enhance their psychic abilities.
These myths and legends reflect the allure and mystique of labradorite as a gemstone. They contribute to the stone's symbolic significance and continue to add to its cultural and metaphysical appeal.
In our collections, we highlighted the beauty of Labradorite by combining it with freshwater pearls and angelite. Gold vermeil and freshwater pearls enhance the warmth in Labradorite. On the other hand, sterling silver and Angelite pair beautifully with the blue flashes of Labradorite for a truly magical effect.
Labradorite helps to bridge the gap between physical reality and the heavens so that your dreams and aspirations are never far away. We hope you enjoy this beautiful gemstone as much as we do!