Artwork Description: Approximately 2.6" X 1.2". Exquisite labradorite teardrop cabochon that I've wrapped with sterling silver wire. The colors in this cabochon are to die for. They go from blue to green to peach, depending on how the light hits it. Labradorite can be tricky to cut & still keep the flash. I lucked out on this one. The flash goes all the way across the stone. Vibrant!
Labradorite is the symbol of vitality. This metallic iridescent stone brings forth each person's strengths to share with the world. Helps one find their originality. This stone brings easier, more restful sleep as it has a very calming effect. This also make the stone a great stress reducer. Use as a worry/empowering stone and rub it Watch how beautifully it will sparkle with all the attention. Helps us relate to others. Brings great clarity. Use it to stimulate the memory and imagination.
Folk Remedies: Labradorite is used to stabilize the body's immune system, therefore, it is often associated with stimulating the thymus gland and is used for treating colds. This stone is very effective in healing bone issues associated with both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. It helps with problems of the spinal column, joints and bone related pain.
History: The most famous deposits of Labradorite are found in Labrador, Canada. Discovered there at the end of the eighteenth century, this spectrolite stone is from the Plagioclase feldspar family, disperses iridescent varieties of color called labradorescence. Frequently found with quartz, this stone is used in modern architecture as highly polished, iridescent reflecting stones. Varieties of this stone are found in Greenland, Italy, Finland and Scandinavia. In the state of Maine, the Algonquian tribe used this stone as early as the year 1000.