Labradorite derived its name from the Labrador Peninsula, which is an original source of Canadian variety of feldspar stone. It is a hard crystalline mineral that is reputed for its capability to display a wide variety of colors when light strikes it. The effect is known as “labradorescence”. It is believed to have a mystical and medicinal power. This gemstone is also found in Australia, Finland, India, Madagascar, Mexico, Newfoundland, Norway, Russia and the United States.
The natives of Labrador have used this precious gemstone for many centuries. It was believed to increase energy, and reduce stress and anxiety. Furthermore, the stone was said to protect its wearer from danger, and to communicate with supernatural forces. It was also used to detoxify the body and aid in anti-aging.
This specific piece is approximately 4" long, 3" wide, and 1" to 1.75" thick. The stone is thicker on one side more than the other.