labradorite Gemstone Guide

Labradorite Gemstone

Labradorite is a stone from the mineral group feldspar. It is a stone thought to bring truth and inspiration. Labradorite is an iridescent gemstone with a beautiful metallic lustre that makes it an excellent choice for jewellery including earrings, rings and necklaces.

Colour

The base colour of labradorite is a dark smoky grey however the iridescent surface of the stone exhibits rainbow coloured reflections most commonly seen in blue green and violet seen from certain angles.

Sourcing labradorite

The first labradorite deposits were found in the Labrador Peninsula in Canada in 1770. It has also been found in Australia, Finland, Madagascar, India, Mexico and the US.

Caring for labradorite

Labradorite is a reasonably hard gemstone at about 6.5 on the Mohs scale; however it should still be treated with care. You should store labradorite jewellery separately in a soft cloth pouch to prevent it causing damage to softer stones and harder stones causing damage to it. To clean use warm soapy water and a soft cloth.

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