Labradorite can seem quite discreet, but when natural light hits it, it's more shimmery and multicolored than at first glimpse. And, if you hold polished labradorite stone in the light, you will immediately notice its marvelous colors. This effect is called labradorization and is caused by the superimposition and reflection of light waves on and in the different layers of the mineral. Due to its striking appearance, the mineral is often used to make jewelry resulting in amazing pieces.
The first Labradorites came to Europe in the 18th century after they were found on the Labrador Peninsula in 1770. The Czech missionary Father Adolf found the first pieces there when the Herrnhuters, a German Protestant community, founded numerous settlements on the forest-covered peninsula in the Atlantic. The first scientific description of feldspar was made in 1780 by Abraham Gottlob Werner. The mineral got its final name "Labradorite" in 1832 from the French mineralogist and Professor François Bedaunt (1787 - 1850) due to its location on the Labrador peninsula.
Labradorite is a highly mystical and protective stone, it helps control energy leakage while energizing the imagination. The gem deflects undesirable energies from the aura. The stone banishes fears and insecurities and the psychic residue from past disappointments. Labradorite calms an overactive mind and energizes the imagination, bringing up new ideas. The gem is an excellent companion through change, imparting strength and perseverance.
Manifesting Intentions - Labradorite energy helps us express and manifest our intentions. We can rely on it as support through spiritual growth. The best way to use it for manifesting pursuits is to wear it as a piece of crystal jewelry or to have it at the work desk.
Boundaries & Communication - This mystic stone assists in finding empowerment and strength to establish healthy boundaries. Great aid in communication skills, it can be used as a piece of jewelry or by carrying a stone in the pocket or handbag, this way you can hold the stone whenever you need to find emotional strength.
Meditation & Connection with higher realms - Labradorite is perfect for meditation purposes, it can be worn, held in hand, or present nearby while meditating to enhance the connection with intuition, creativity, and higher realms.
The corresponding chakra to this stunning gem is the throat and third eye chakras. The throat chakra relates to communication and speaking the truth, while the third chakra speaks to intuition and psyche.
You can pair Labradorite with Clear Quartz to enhance its properties and energy, or pair it with an Amethyst to promote intuition and insight.