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.
The name Aquamarine is derived from two Latin words: aqua, meaning water, and marina, meaning of the sea. This gemstone is a symbol of health, happiness and everlasting youth. For centuries aquamarine has been said to bring calmness and courage to the wearer. The Greeks and Romans called it the Sailors Gem and used it to ensure safe and prosperous passages across stormy seas.
Aquamarine is a stone of courage. Its calming energies reduce stress and quiet the mind. It promotes self-expression and is useful for closure on all levels. It also soothes fears and increases sensitivity. Aquamarine sharpens intuition and opens clairvoyance. It is wonderful for meditation.