Labradorite

Chemical Formula: ((Ca,Na)(Si,Al)4O8)

Description

Labradorite is a member of the Feldspar group. Its iridescent coloring ranges from yellow-orange to blue-green when moved around under light. This play of color is known as the “Schiller Effect” by gemologists. Labradorite displaying this effect is rare to find. Labradorite was first identified at Paul Island, Labrador, by Moravian missionaries in 1770, hence deriving its name from this locality.

Metaphysical Properties

Labradorite is a protective stone that keeps unwanted energies away from individuals. It puts up a shield against negativity, and can be used to cleanse any of the seven chakra energy centers on the body. Labradorite is considered the stone of magic and can enhance psychic abilities.