Labradorite is a calcium-rich member of the plagioclase feldspars characterised by its schiller effect - a rich play of iridescent colours, mainly blue, on cleavage surfaces. Its body colour can be pale yellow, greenish-grey, or blue, but the iridescence is usually some combination of blue, yellow, and orange hues. Named after the location where it was first found, Labrador in Canada, Labradorite typically forms as twin crystals and is also found in pegmatites and metamorphic rocks. It has a hardness of 6 on the Mohs scale and a specific gravity of between 2.68 and 2.72. Labradorite typically exhibits a soft sheen or lustre.
Labradorite promotes emotional and spiritual awakening, joy, and wonder. It also helps relieve stress and anxiety and promotes feelings of peace and well-being. Labradorite helps to cleanse and purify the aura, making it an excellent stone for alignment and balance. Labradorite helps to boost self-confidence and increase motivation. When worn or carried, it helps to bring forth joy, wonder and a sense of childlike playfulness. Labradorite awakens mental and intuitive abilities that clairvoyance, telepathy, astral travel, prophecy, psychic reading, access to Akashic records, and communication with higher guides and spirits.