all about labradorite

all about labradorite

  • Third eye & crown chakras 
  • 6-6.5 hardness level
  • Stone of magic & transformation
  • Psychic abilities, intuition, manifestation 



Labradorite is a mineral in the feldspar mineral group. Specifically, labradorite is a plagioclase feldspar and it has a hardness of 6-6.5 out of 10 on the Moh’s scale of hardness. Feldspars are the most abundant mineral type on the earth’s crust, and they are one of the most common rock forming minerals. While high quality, colorful labradorite is harder to find, labradorite itself is pretty common. 

Labradorite is a dark gray mineral that is known for its vibrant flash of colors. But unlike most other crystals, these colors come from within the crystal structure and not from the surface of the stone! 

The flash of colors on labradorite is called “labradorescence”. Labradorescence is a type of schiller, which is caused by light reflecting and refracting off surfaces and inclusions within the structure of the stone. These surfaces are called twinning surfaces, and are created during the formation of the stone, when conditions are unstable and cause the elements to separate. 


Labradorite is found all over the world including in the US, India and Russia, with the majority of labradorite on the market being from Madagascar. Labradorite was named after its discovery in Labrador, Canada in 1770. There is also a special variety of labradorite called spectrolite, which is only found in Finland. Spectrolite is known for its extra vibrant colors and amazing patterns. This variety is more expensive and rare. Sometimes colorful labradorite from Madagascar is given the name spectrolite, but true spectrolite is from Finland only. 


Safety & care 

Labradorite is a pretty sturdy and safe stone to work with. It isn’t extremely hard, but it is still durable enough to be safely worn in jewelry. Labradorite is water safe and safe to be left in the sun for short periods of time. Your crystal would have to be left in water for a long time to see any negative effects to the stone, and even then it won’t be dangerous, it just may physically damage the stone. Salt water can damage your stone more quickly, so it isn’t recommended to leave it sitting in it for too long.



      While labradorite was officially named in 1770, native people discovered and loved this stone long before then. Labradorite was referred to as the “fire stone” because of its beautiful colors that resembled the northern lights. 

      According to Innu and Inuit legend, the northern lights were once trapped on earth within labradorite stones. One day an Inuit warrior discovered the beautiful colors within this stone, and hit the rocks with his spear to release them back into the sky. He was unable to free them all, so that is why we still have labradorite here on earth today.


      Metaphysical Properties 

      Labradorite is associated with the third eye and crown chakras and is known as a stone of magic and transformation. Labradorite is the perfect crystal for awakening psychic abilities and spiritual gifts. It increases intuition and allows for downloads of spiritual knowledge from the universe. It can be used to connect to other realms, past lives, and other timelines. It is great for creation and manifestation. Labradorite also offers spiritual protection while you are working with it, to protect your energy and aura. 

      Labradorite brings more magic and creativity to your life. It is great for introspection and bringing in new ideas. Labradorite brings you courage and motivation to transform your life. It shields against negativity to allow you to stay positive in all situations. It also reduces anxiety and allows your mind to focus. Labradorite can reenergize you when you’re feeling down about life. Labradorite is the perfect stone to carry with you or wear daily to bring a little more magic into your life and help you connect with your higher self.


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