Labradorite is a gemstone that was named after Labrador in Canada, where it was found on the Isle of Paul, near Nain in 1770. It has since been found in other places, including Finland, Madagascar, and Australia. After its discovery, Labradorite became popular with the missionaries. Labradorite is a plagioclase feldspar which shows adularescence (a white or bluish light seen when turned). This optical effect is so unique to Labradorite that it has been termed "labradorescence". It is the result of diffraction of light in the layers of rock. When viewed at certain angles, labradorite exhibits such captivating colour that has led to Eskimo legends stating that the Northern Lights shone down on the shores of Labrador and were captured inside these colourful stones. The most highly valued labradorite is material that shows the full spectrum of colour in its labradorescence. Labradorite that does not exhibit labradorescence can still make beautiful gemstones because of aventurescence, which is a glitter caused by diffraction of light from mineral platelets.
Labradorite is a metallic iridescent. The gemstone helps the wearer relate to others and assists in bringing forth each person's strengths to share with the world. Labradorite also aids in producing more restful sleep.
22 mm length
13 mm width
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Shipping & policies
Purchased stones will be mailed in a bubble envelope via light package mail within Canada for $3.00Can and USA the cost is $7.00Can and everywhere else is $10Can. This price is for purchases under $100 in value and under 7mm in thickness. This delivery will not be insured.
All gemstones that are valued over $100 in total, will be sent expedited mail with a tracking number and insurance. The cost for expedited mail will vary for each country therefore I will let you know the shipping cost before delivering. On average it will be an additional cost of $10.00. This will be covered by the purchaser.
"Gems by Joye" will accept all forms of payment provided by Etsy.
Your stone(s) will be mailed to you immediately after receipt of payment. Applicable BC Provincial Sales Tax will be included on purchases made in Canada.
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Full refunds will be considered for legitimate reasons.
The stone must be returned undamaged before refund is issued
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