Collection: Labradorite

Labradorite is a type of feldspar mineral first discovered in Labrador, Canada in the late 18th century, giving the mineral its name. It's particularly known for its iridescent optical effect known as "labradorescence," which shows vibrant colors when light hits the stone in certain angles.

The history of labradorite is rich with cultural significance. Inuit legends told that the Northern Lights were once trapped in the rocks along the coast of Labrador, and a warrior freed them with his spear. Some of the lights, however, remained captured within the stone, which is how labradorite got its distinctive play of colors.

Labradorite has been used in various ways throughout history. It was popular in jewelry in the 18th and 19th centuries, particularly during the Art Nouveau period. In modern times, it's often used in ornamental objects and gemstone jewelry.

The benefits of labradorite is often associated with a variety of metaphysical properties. It's believed to be a stone of transformation, helping to impart strength and perseverance during times of change. It's also associated with enhancing psychic abilities and the understanding of the universe, aiding in spiritual growth. It's said to help with self-discovery and to awaken one's inner spirit. Please note that these benefits are based on belief systems and not scientifically proven.