Labradorite has a glorious flash and delightful smile. It can make for quite the display stone. It seems to win just about anyone over, so long as the flame inside is like an eternal candle.
Labradorite is somewhat new in the larger world of gems. It was discovered in the late 1700s by a missionary. Unsurprisingly, its beautiful flash and optical effect resulted in the stone seeing use in jewelry or ornaments. Aside from that, it is no surprise that scientists were quick to try and figure out why the stone has that fiery optical effect, resulting in the coining of the term labradorescence.
Labradorite Pronunciation: /læbrədɔraɪt/ (lab-ruh-dor-ight)
Crystal System: N/A
Etymology: Named after its origin, Labrador, Canada.
Labradorite has a stimulating effect that can bring out hidden talents or skills or accentuate those that you already have. It is a good mind-orientated stone for its powers relating visions and psychic abilities.
In a way, one might say that labradorite that brings out the best in people. Many find it great for meditation, but also for a stone for sleep. This is mostly related to dreams, where visions and hidden messages make many appearances.
We and labradorite welcome you with a smile! It may not have the most prestigious discovery or history, compared to amethyst, diamonds, emeralds, etc. But people recognise it for being simply gorgeous. It's no surprise that people quickly took to making jewelry with it!
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