Labradorite - What's not to love?
These stones are amazing. In low light they look grey, but introduce light and turn them and they flash a wide range of colors - among them blue, pink, yellow, green, and purple. Some flash one color others a variety colors. No two stones are alike. It is always a challenge to set them so there best qualities show. Below is a small portion of an article and link to the whole article with facts about labradorite. .
It is said that while an Inuit warrior was wondering along the coast, he saw that some of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) had been trapped in the rocks along the shore, with the swing of his mighty spear, he freed these lights. The Inuit also believed that the spirits of their dead ancestors could be seen in the Aurora Borealis. Although Labradorite may have been 'discovered' by Europeans, the natives of Labrador (the Eskimo Inuit who lived on the coast and the Native American Innu who lived inland) had been using a powdered form of the rock to cure their ailments, calling it “fire rock” or “fire stone” because of its mystical appearance .
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