The Labradorite was first discovered in 1770 and is part of the feldspar family.
It is typically described by its "schiller"effect which means a mix of irridescent colours, which makes it a beautiful stone.The beautiful colours are because of light rays entering a layer and being refracted back and forth by deeper layers. This refracted ray is slowed by the extra travel through the layers and mixes with other rays to produce a light ray coming out that has a different wave length than when it went in. The wave length corresponds to the wave length of a particular colour. The effect depends on the thickness and orientation of the layers and also upon the angle of the viewer or the angle of the light source.
Labradorite is believed to bring out your innate magical powers and calm the negative aspects of our personality.
It has been used in jewellery from the 18th century but has other applications such as in the creation of ceramics and also as a road building material.
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