Mineral décor and jewelry: Labradorite captivates anyone who looks at this mesmerizing gem. This enchanted mineral has calm shades of green and electrifying shades of blue. The calm shades of green would look stunning in an office, on a bookshelf or even as an elegant center piece. The striking blue labradorite is commonly designed into jewelry and would look beautiful worn out.
The green glimmering heart below would make a unique decorative piece on a dark, cherry wood desk. The gleaming and mesmerizing shades of the green complements deep and dark colors beautifully. The electrifying blue necklace above deserves a night out. This necklace is the perfect touch to a simple black dress or even a white dress shirt.
Legend and Lore: According to the legends of the Eskimos, this stone once was the prison to the Northern Lights, until a nomadic Eskimo found the labradorite and freed most of the lights by stabbing the mineral with his spear. Most of the lights are free and appear at night in the Northern Hemisphere. The lights that are still trapped in the stone are beautifully iridescent when shown in strong angles of light, making labradorite unique with remarkable shades of greens, blues, and yellows and sometimes lavender.
Mineral Formation: Labradorite is a type of feldspar, a mineral that is created from volcanic magma. The different, shimmering shades of this gem are made possible because lamellar growths that create adjacent layers of diverse minerals. This crystal refracts light in every direction! At every angle there is a different color sensation.
Revealed by Man: Labradorite has commonly been carved into beautiful décor pieces as well as designed into glamorous jewelry pieces. Labradorite was discovered in the coastal region of Labrador, Canada and has also been mined in Norway, Madagascar, and the United States.
Touchstone Gallery Offers a Wide Variety of Nature’s Art Etched in Stone
We invite you to view our current offerings of labradorite and many other fascinating natural art pieces in our Touchstone Galleries in Santa Fe (127 W. San Francisco St.), Scottsdale (4168 N. Marshall Way), Sedona (320 N. State Route 89A) and Taos (110 S. Plaza), or online at www.touchstonegalleries.com.