Labradorite Gemstone Properties
The arrangement of atoms in the the internal structure of labradorite produces the bright play of color when it interacts with light. In the shade the stone appears gray or white, but when hit by sunlight the stone flashes a blue to rainbow iridescent sheen.
Labradorite is prized not only for its beauty but also for powerful metaphysical and healing properties. Labradorite is thought of as a stone of change and may help bring perseverance through times of uncertainty. If you are interested in labradorite gemstone properties, read on to learn more about the structure, varieties, and uses of labradorite.
What Creates Labradorite's Colorful Flash?
Labradorite is made of common elements, but it is how the atoms are arranged that create it's beautiful interactions with light. All minerals have atoms which are arranged in a crystalline structure, but the layers in the internal structure of labradorite allow it to reflect certain colors. When hit by the sun, the stone lights up with a pearly blue to rainbow iridescence. In dim lighting it is dull gray or white, hiding its true beauty.
Labradorite Uses and Metaphysical Properties
Labradorite also is known for certain metaphysical healing properties. Labradorite is thought of as a stone of change. It may be useful to help bring strength and perseverance during significant events. It is also believed to reduce fears and insecurities while replenishing faith in one’s self and trust in the world around us. The flashes of color across the stone can help to remind one that things change, but strength is within.
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