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Labradorite is a Canadian gemstone that comes from several places in Newfoundland, including Tabor Island, Cornerbrook, and various parts of Labrador. It has also been found in the Canadian North West Territories and Nunavut. It is sometimes used by the Inuit people of Canada’s north but not often, as it is a hard stone to work with. It is a chatoyant stone (colors flash on different angles), usually blue and green with pinks, yellows, purples, and other colors on occasion. Good labradorite will have a bright flash or play of colors when turned different angles.
Labradorite is a form of plagioclase feldspar; it is closely related to moonstone. Some believe labradorite can enable a person to work longer and more productively without tiring. Some believe it is a stone that can re-energize you.
This stone requires special care - exposure to water and other chemicals, such as lotions or perfumes, will damage it over time. If you polish the jewellery, avoid polishing the stone itself. A silver-cleaning dip should never be used with this piece.