Labradorite is named after the Labrador Peninsula in Canada where it was first discovered. Calling it “Firestone” because of its captivating play of color, the Native Indians of Labrador attributed mystical qualities to Labradorite, using the powdered gem as a magical potion to cure their ailments. Interestingly, some modern mystics believe that Labradorite is a gem that assists the practice of magic, unleashes the power of the imagination and helps to overcome personal limitations.

Mainly caused by the interference of light from lattice distortions, this effect often appears in violet, blue, green, yellow, gold and even orange-reddish tints, although specimens displaying the complete color spectrum are those most highly valued, such as the particularly brightly colored variety found in Finland.


Labradorite occurs in Canada, Australia, Madagascar, Russia, Mexico, India, China, the Scandinavian Peninsula, U.S.A. and Africa