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The Perfect Pendant

I absolutely adore wearing pendants. A beautiful pendant can instantly add the wow factor to any type of outfit. My collection includes diamond, sapphire, ruby, purple amethyst, green amethyst, blue topaz, and garnet pendants. I like classically shaped pendants such as heart ones. My favorite pendant is the heart shaped diamond one my husband presented me with on our memorable honeymoon. Whenever I want to add sparkle to an outfit, I wear this stunning piece of jewelry. On this blog, I hope you will discover the amazing benefits of owning a variety of different types and sizes of pendants. Enjoy!


The Perfect Pendant

What Is Labradorite?

by Natalie Fields

Labradorite is a mineral in the feldspar group, which means that it is one of the types of crystal minerals that form from cooling magma. It can be found in various locations around the world, but it takes its name from the Labrador province of Canada where it is found in abundance on an island off the coast. It is a semi-translucent stone that can be polished to reveal a luminous, veined, and iridescent surface. Labradorite can manifest many different colors: from greens and blues, to oranges and purples. The colors in Labradorite come from the way that light bounces off the surface of the stone, and the stone itself is basically grey or colorless. This particular brand of iridescence is referred to as labradorescence. 


Labradorite was first mined in the late 1700s in Labrador, Canada. But before that, the Native Americans were already using it for jewelry, and there is a legend that an Inuit warrior struck a labradorite stone with his spear, and the northern lights burst free. The iridescent and dancing quality of labradorite makes it easy to see the resemblance to the aurora borealis. After colonists started to mine labradorite in the 1700s, it quickly became a popular choice for jewelry because of its enchanting beauty. People used labradorite in rings, earrings, and necklaces; they also used it to carve little figurines. Today, labradorite is still a popular choice for jewelry, and you can find any type of jewelry you want set with labradorite.


Labradorite is fragile since it has so many veins, and it can easily crack, so you should take care that it doesn't bang on any hard surfaces. A piece of labradorite jewelry will look best in the light, where it can properly show off its labradorescence. You should regularly clean your labradorite to keep its luster. You can clean it using warm water and soap and then rinsing it off and patting it dry with a soft clean cloth. 


Aside from the legend about the northern lights, there are many different beliefs associated with labradorite. Some people believe that the stone can help enhance psychic abilities or sharpen intuition. Labradorite is connected to the throat chakra in lore and is said to help with communication. Some people claim that a labradorite stone can promote health and relieve stress. Whatever you believe, labradorite is certainly a beautiful stone.

For more information about labradorite, reach out to a local jeweler.