Labradorite is a calcium-enriched feldspar mineral first identified in Labrador, Canada, which can display an iridescent effect (schiller). Inuits once called labradorite a "fire stone" and would use powdered forms to help cure ailments. According to Inuit legend, a warrior saw the Northern Lights trapped in the rocks and struck them with his spear to free some of the lights. The stone was first described by Moravian missionaries of the late eighteenth century, introducing the stone into the European market. Labradorite is not exclusive to Canada, however, and can also be found in Mexico, Russia and Finland.
Labradorite is known for its changing colors, so it is no surprise this gemstone is known as a stone of transformation, enhancing strength of will and inner worth.
These labradorite pieces have been shaped and highly polished into an ovular shape with a cut portion allowing the stone to stand upright.
Measure 3"-5" long and 2"-4" wide.
You will receive a specimen similar to what is pictured.