Labradorite

Labradorite Stone

Labradorite Gemstones

Labradorite is from the feldspar group of minerals, and it’s found in igneous rocks. Its unusual flashes of colour are caused by internal fractures that reflect the light in different hues. This iridescent play of colours is known as the Schiller effect.

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History Bite

Historically it’s believed labradorite was first discovered on St Paul’s Island in Labrador, Canada in 1770. Labradorite is mainly known to be blue, but it can also be found in white, grey, blue, green, orange, red and black.

Geology Lesson

Labradorite is from the feldspar group of minerals, and it’s found in igneous rocks. Its unusual flashes of colour are caused by internal fractures that reflect the light in different hues. This iridescent play of colours is known as the Schiller effect.

Hocus Pocus

Ancient civilisations believed that lapis lazuli could protect the wearer from the evil eye. Today, some believe it enhances your personal awareness, insight and intellect – it’s said to make you feel peaceful, and at ease with yourself.

Gem Specs

Colour Blue, Grey, White, Red, Orange, Yellow
Crystal Structure Triclinic
Sources India, Australia, Madagascar, the US, Mexico and Russia