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Labradorite is a truly exciting feldspar. It may come from Labrador, Canada, Finland or Norway, or a few other places. The distinctive, brilliant flashes of blue and green that flash across the stone like the Northern Lights set it apart from other gemstones.
The first Blue Labradorite used as a gem was found in Finland during World War Two, while digging trenches for fortifications. It is a deep, dark blue with such a brilliant rainbow that it is often called spectrolite.
It is richer and more rare than the gray labradorite, and therefore often more expensive, but makes a beautiful gemstone! Whether faceted or cabochon cut, this stone, if cut to show off the brilliant flashes, is truly one of nature's spectacles!