Labradorite is a very special stone. Labradorite owes its name to the Canadian peninsula Labrador, where it was first found in 1770.
Labradorite forms either magmatically in dunite, gabbros, basalt, and anorthosite or metamorphic in amphibolite.
The Labradorite is best known for its location in eastern Canada, which gave it its name: the sparsely populated Labrador Peninsula, an inhospitable area in the arctic climes of the North American continent. Other occurrences can be found in South Tyrol, Sicily, Finland, Ukraine, Russia, USA, Mexico, Madagascar, Greenland, and Iceland.
In particular, the iridescent play of colors in combination with a metallic shine make the fascination of the Labradorite, such as the glorious shimmering plumage of a magnificent peacock. The color nuances range from blue, purple and green to yellow and red sprinkles.
Although the Labradorite was brought to England by Sir Martin Frobisher on the legendary Northwest Passage in 1579, the year 1770 is considered his real date of discovery – at the Moravian Mission on the Labrador Peninsula in northeastern Canada.
In addition, in the year 1835, labradorites blue to blackish-shimmering were found during road construction work in the vastness of Ukraine and subsequently made into a polished wall covering. Today, the Labradorite is processed mainly because of its beautiful shimmer to jewelry and art objects.
With increased nervousness, subliminal tension or emotional blockages, the Labradorite has an encouraging effect – the mental balance is restored and new perspectives are opened. The dazzling color variety of the stone not only boosts our imagination and creativity but also provides an intensification of our own intuition and the inner emotional world.
On the physical level, the labradorite relieves discomfort in the bone and joint area, such as rheumatism, gout or osteoarthritis and. Also on the cardiovascular system, the stone has a calming effect, which has a positive influence on the blood pressure.
Works best on the heart chakra. On the astrological level, he is assigned the star sign Aquarius, Cancer, and Scorpio. Spheres of this semi-precious stone, placed in the living area, should balance negative energies. Labradorite water can be consumed in small sips for general strengthening.
In order to enjoy your jewelry for a long time, you should definitely put off rings with Labradorite before doing any housework. Because the stone is not only very sensitive to pressure, but also sensitive to temperature fluctuations, alkalis, and other chemicals.
For example, a sudden transition from cold to hot water can already lead to a split of the stone. It is also not advisable to clean the Labradorite in an ultrasonic bath as this, too, can damage the stone.
It is recommended to clean the Labradorite under running lukewarm water after use. Afterward, it should be placed in the clear morning air to be charged in a mineral water bowl. It can also be unloaded in a dry bowl with hematite tumbled stones and then charged in a rock crystal group.