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One of my favorite stones, labradorite displays an iridescent play of colors and is often called black moonstone. A dark and opalescent blue, it shimmers and changes color in light.

Labradorite was originally discovered on St. Paul Island, Labrador, Canada in 1770. According to an Eskimo legend, the Northern Lights were once imprisoned in the rocks along the coast of Labrador. It is told that a wandering Eskimo warrior found them and was able to free most of the lights with a mighty blow of his spear. Some of the lights were still trapped within the stone, and thus we have today the beautiful mineral known as labradorite.

Traditionally, labradorite is thought to bring good luck – and is believed by some to have a calming and harmonizing effect, and able to dispel negativity. Whatever its mystical properties may or may not be, it is a beautiful and flattering gemstone!