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Stone Beads - 6mm Star Cut Round - Matte Labradorite (strand)

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Labradorite is remarkable for the way its aggregate layers refract light, creating iridescent flashes of blue, gold, pale green or copper red. This effect is known as 'labradorescence,' taking its name from the stone. Labradorite is usually gray-green, dark gray, light gray or black. It was...
Size
6mm

Shape
Round

Color
Grey

Product Type
Bead

Finish
Matte

Material
Stone

Stone Type
Labradorite

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Labradorite is remarkable for the way its aggregate layers refract light, creating iridescent flashes of blue, gold, pale green or copper red. This effect is known as 'labradorescence,' taking its name from the stone. Labradorite is usually gray-green, dark gray, light gray or black. It was discovered in Labrador, Canada in 1770 and named for the area, though it is referenced as a highly revered stone in much older Inuit tribal legends. Fascinating star cut faceting.

6mm Approx. 65 on 16 inch (40.64 cm) strand. (strand)

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Stone Beads - 6mm Star Cut Round - Matte Labradorite (strand)


Canada's own mineral - Labradorite is a feldspar, first found near Paul's Island, near the town of Nain - in, where else? Labrador, Canada. The schiller or play of colour - the flashes of bright blue and rainbow - are known as labradorescence. It is in the same family of stones as moonstone, sunstone and spectrolite. The flashes of colour are more noticeable on large, flat areas, so choose bigger beads for more dramatic color shifts. It is a translucent stone.

 

According to an Inuit legend, the Aurora (Northern Lights) were playing on the rocks by the shore. They were careless and forgot themselves as they danced by the waves, and they were imprisoned in the rocks by an evil and jealous wizard. A wandering warrior eventually found them, and set them free with a mighty blow of his spear - but he didn't manage to free all the lights, and the few left trapped in the stone give us Labradorite.

It has a hardness of 6-6.5 on the Mohs scale - making it a little on the soft side. It is more appropriate for necklaces than bracelets.

Metaphysically - it is believed to bring good luck and clear vision, especially to travelers, in either the physical sense, or on spiritual journeys or journeys of self-change. It is particularly lucky when given as a gift, both for the giver, and the receiver, and especially as a gift from a mentor.