A stone of transformation, Labradorite is a useful companion through change, imparting strength and perseverance. It balances and protects the aura, raises consciousness and grounds spiritual energies. Labradorite banishes fears and insecurities, and strengthens faith in the self and trust. It stimulates the imagination and calms an overactive mind, developing enthusiasm and new ideas.
It was originally found in Labrador, Canada which it was named after. It has a unique iridescence that has been termed “Labradorescence” which is the result of diffraction of light in the layers of rock. Labradorite exhibits such captivating colour that ancient legends state that the Northern lights shone down on the shores of Labrador and were captured inside the stones.
Sapphires are among the most durable naturally occurring elements in the world. Throughout history various cultures have attributed mystical powers to sapphires. In ancient times it was believed that sapphires protected their wearers from evil. In the middle ages, Europeans believed that sapphires cured eye diseases and preserved chastity. Sapphires have been used to symbolize nobility and faithfulness.
Deep blue sapphires have long been associated with royalty (which may have contributed to the naming of the color “royal blue”). Sapphires were often worn by medieval kings, who believed that the gemstones would protect them from their enemies.