Labradorite Gemstone Properties  

Design Possibilities

If raindrops were drops of labradorite, at the first hint of rain, people would rush out with buckets to catch this soft grey/blue stone with lustrous blues and greens flashing inside it. Also called spectrolite, it is named for Labrador, the Canadian peninsula where it was first found in 1770. It is also located in Mexico, Russia and Finland. You'll love the cabochons set open backed so the light can illuminate them. Or combine the beads with sterling silver beads or liquid silver for a necklace that will remind you of a shimmering fountain with the sun's rays igniting green and blue sparks in the droplets.

Metaphysical/Healing Properties

Labradorite is a tremendously spiritual stone. When I think of labradorite, I think of "labor." It is especially helpful for people who tend to overwork. It helps us regain our energy and aids our bodies and spirits in healing themselves. If you practice meditation (or would like to), focusing on labradorite can help you enter and maintain the meditative state. Like the sound and glistening beauty of a gentle rain, this gemstone quiets us physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Mineral Information Calcium sodium feldspar
Chemical Composition Na(AlSi3O8)Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Color Grey to blue with green and blue flashes
Hardness 6 - 6-1/2
Specific Gravity 2.69-2.70
Refractive Index 1.560-1.568

**Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions. NEED4BEAD does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.