Labradorite has become a very important stone in recent years in the world of jewelry. It is not difficult to understand why: the contrast between the dark background and the deep blue makes this jewel versatile.
But what is it exactly?
Labradorite is part of the mineral species "feldspar", which forms about 50% of the earth's crust.
How can you identify it?
Labradorite has a distinct greenish blue glow called "labradorescence". This effect plays an important role in the value of the stone.
Where can it be found?
Canada is an important source of Labradorite (hence the name of the gem - 'Labrador Island'). Finland produces often superior qualities (these are also called Spectrolite).