Labradorite, also known as Spectrolite, is a Feldspar mineral. Labradorite in a white matrix is often called “Rainbow Moonstone”. Labradorite was first discovered in the late 1700’s in Labrador, Canada. Since then, deposits have been noted in Finland, Russia, Australia, Mexico, United States and Madagascar. It is said that according to Eskimo Indian legend, the northern lights were freed from Labradorite.
Labradorite is a highly mystical and spiritual stone, and is often used to raise consciousness. It is also a stone of protection, and holds esoteric wisdom. Labradorite is iridescent and captures the light in exciting and stimulating ways – which is why it is so useful in spirit work and opening up to your imagination. Labradorite is an important feldspar gemstone. It often displays a beautiful iridescent play of colors, which can move as the stone is rotated. Labradorite gemstones usually have a dark base color with metallic-looking color plays of blue, green, yellow, and red.
Labradorite is found in Canada (Labrador, Newfoundland), Australia, Madagascar, Mexico, Norway, Russia and the USA.