Please note- Each crystal will vary slightly in size and colour as each crystal is a unique natural product.
Location of Gem Origin: Madagascar
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 the location on the Labrador peninsula.
At first glance, this mineral appears dark and inconspicuous. However, if you hold the polished labradorite in the light, you will immediately notice the colours. 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 dazzling appearance, the mineral is often used to make jewelry