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Labradorite

Everything you need to know about Labradorite.

IDENTIFICATION

Labradorite is a member of the Feldspar family and it has a hardness of 6.5-7 on the MOHS scale with the chemical composition of Calcium Sodium Feldspar Na(AlSi3O8)Ca(Al2Si2O8).

Labradorite is most commonly known for its brilliant flashes of colour called Labradoressence caused by lamellar twinning inside the crystal.

The stone, usually grey-green, dark grey, black, or greyish-white, is composed of aggregate layers that refract light as iridescent flashes of peacock blue, gold, pale green, or coppery red. The predominant blue varies within the light, displaying hues from deepest blue to various shades of pale, almost blue-green.

These twin lamellae structures are compatible at high temperatures, but not at low temperatures, resulting in separation and layering as the gemstone is formed. The extra colours you see in Labradorite are caused by refracted light traveling at different speeds through the layers and coming out as a different wave length. 

Fake Labradorite can be identified by a hardness test. It is softer than the real one and can be scratched by a copper and steel needle. Fake Labradorite glows in light-blue colour under UV light. The backside of fake Labradorite is usually a dense and opaque material of black colour.

Labradorite best combines with:

  • Rainbow Moonstone: This crystal combination will help in balancing hormones, PMT, bloating, and relieving pain, it will also aid with sleep, digestion, as well as metabolism.

  • Magnesite: When combined with Labradorite, they aid in problems with bones, teeth, bad breath, headaches, constipation, and migraines. This can also offer a powerful and strong detoxification action that will remove unhealthy and unwanted things in the body.

  • Opalite: For more good fortune, success, and more abundance into your life, then having a piece of Labradorite and Opalite will protect you from any type of misfortune. 

  • Shattuckite: If you want to have reconciliation in your relationship. When the energies of Shattuckite are combined with the powers of Labradorite, you will be able to establish a harmonious, peaceful, and loving relationship. They will also enlighten one’s mind and aid you to come to the correct decision, you do not need to hide what you are feeling because it will manifest in actions, words, and thoughts.

  • Element: Wind
  • Planet: Uranus, Pluto
  • Zodiac: Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius
  • Birthstone: November
  • Chakras: Throat

HISTORY 

Labradorite is named for where it was found in Labrador, a Canadian province on the Isle of Paul. 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. Since its discovery, Labradorite has been a highly sought-after stone for use in jewellery. Other than jewellery applications, Labradorite has been used in the production of glass, road construction and ceramic manufacturing. 

SPIRITUAL ATTRIBUTES

Labradorite's energy allows one to penetrate the veils of the Void, where all knowledge and possibility are held. It is the place of potential and the source of creation, and for shamans, magicians, and Lightworkers, Labradorite acts as a protective ally in recalling experiences from other realms, other times, and other lives. It assists in moving between the worlds, and in bringing to this realm the creations which are for the highest good of all beings.

Labradorite is a powerful protector of the aura, preventing energy leakage, and others from tapping into and draining your personal energy. It ensures all elemental forces are empowered and proportional within one’s system. It is also a useful tool in radionic analysis and treatment to help pinpoint problem areas.

Referred to as the "temple of the stars," Labradorite is thought to bring the light of other planetary beings to the soul of the user. Its Labradorescence is believed to be of extra-terrestrial origins and enclosed in the mineral to bring the evolved energies from other worlds to the Earth plane.

PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES

Labradorite may be considered a stone-filled to the brim with mystical energy, but it's also a great stone for grounding in when it comes to physical healing. One of the places where Labradorite shines as a healing crystal is when it comes to the respiratory system. From blood circulation to breathing and the power behind your lungs, this stone is all about encouraging complete health and wellbeing, inviting you to take a deep breath comfortably as you say yes to the universe. Anyone suffering from bronchitis and other respiratory issues may find the healing hands of Labradorite helpful in the journey to wellness.

Labradorite may pay special attention to the lungs but it doesn’t stop there. It also helps with healthy digestion, regulation and keeps your metabolism working well. For those who suffer from the symptoms of PMS and painful periods, this gentle stone can also aid in keeping pain and tension on the down-low. It also helps to heal rheumatism and gets rid of the problems caused by gout.

In fact, any kind of tension and anxiety can be swept away by the lush properties of Labradorite. It’s a stone that is known to stimulate mental clarity, helping you to chase away the fog and stay level and concise in your own mind. Exactly the formula you need to make amazing decisions. 

EMOTIONAL ATTRIBUTES

Labradorite calms an overactive mind and energizes the imagination, bringing in new ideas. It is a wonderful tool for returning joy and spontaneity back to one’s life. It helps eliminate the emotional drain of daily routine or being weighed down by responsibility and awakens a sense of adventure and change.

As the matriarch of the subconscious mind, Labradorite brings forgotten memories to light and facilitates their understanding. It encourages contemplation and introspection, bringing the clarity of intellectual thought and intuitive wisdom to help dispel illusion, determine the root cause of an issue, and bring one to peace. It is an uplifting crystal, helping to banish fears and insecurities while enhancing faith and reliance in oneself and trust in the universe. 

ETHICAL SOURCING 

We have two suppliers for our Labradorite. Both are mining in Tulear and Maniry Madagascar and exported back to South Africa for polishing and carving. Both suppliers work in a low environmental impact and are industry, family-run professionals. They all have in house lapidary services and they are one of the few direct sources for Brazil and Madagascan Rose Quartz. Our suppliers in Madagascar are community-friendly, they give back and support local families with work and provide the children with better education and lifestyle. All factory workers and miners are working in safe conditions and are paid fairly. 

None of our suppliers work with children under age. It is illegal in most countries now to mine with children, the businesses we work with comply and are registered under the Ethical sourcing conduct.

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