Labradorite Tumbled Stone 1pc

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I feel inspired to create and express myself authentically. 

Known as a stone for inspiration and creativity, labradorite is the 'mojo' you thought you lost. Carry for protection against self doubt and to stop fearing failure.

Unearthed in: Madagascar
Approximate size (cm):
 2.5 x 3cm

 

HEALING 

Known as a stone for inspiration and creativity, labradorite is the 'mojo' you thought you lost. Pick this crystal up, get into flow-state, start firing synapses and let your juices flow. Working with the throat chakra (and for some the third eye) labradorite can help expression on all levels, physical, communicative and creative. Be yourself and be unapologetic. 

Chakra: Third eye, Throat


SCIENCE 

Labradorite, named after the Peninsula of Labrador in Canada where it was first identified by gemologists in 1770, is part of the plagioclase series of feldspars. It has a chemical composition of varying ratios of two separate feldspar minerals, albite (sodium aluminium silicate) and anorthite (calcium aluminium silicate). The two minerals alternatively layer each other in microscopic flakes throughout the stone, known to gemologists as IamelIar twinning, and are planes of weakness within the crystal’s structure.

This particular structure is responsible for Iabradorite’s sheen, a colourful display of tight reflected from beneath the stone’s surface, aptly named labradorescence. The spectral colours of light, ranging from red through to violet, reflected from the stone are a result of light interference from the thin layers of the feldspar minerals. Due to this gemstone’s remarkable structural quality, the most significant issue which may arise when it comes to the fashioning of the rough into polished pieces for jewellery setting is parting of the gemstone along these twinning/layered planes and may take only a small amount of force. 

 

CRYSTAL CARE

Labradorite may chip of cleave easily due to its internal structure.

MOH's Hardness 6


Crystal Care click here

 

OUR ETHICS

Yes, our crystals are ethically sourced & sold.

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Ethical mining/sourcing refers to the conditions in which a crystal is unearthed and the people and/or businesses that do it. Whilst a mineral may be sourced ethically from the earth, many stones are sent to factories in other countries for cutting and polishing into spheres and generators. 

The label of ethics also applies to the selling and consumer purchasing. 

Crystals must be correctly identified, certified as natural with any treatments disclosed. Too often crystals are lab grown or treated in a lab and sold as natural. This is incredibly important to us (and our in-house gemmologist) so each piece is tested and certified and accompanied by and authenticity card.

We pride ourselves on our crystal ethics, from earth to home.