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- Labradorite and apatite hand crafted chain drops on matching hand crafted tarnish resistant silver plated copper ear wires. Total length approximately 45mm
Labradorite is also known as Spectrolite and is a Feldspar mineral. The stone was identified about 1770. It gets its name from where it was first found in Labrador, Canada. The variety of Labradorite stone found in Finland in the 1940's is usually called Spectrolite
Labradorite stone, with its flash of colour is mined mainly in Africa, Australia, Canada, Finland, India, Madagascar, Newfoundland, New South Wales, Romania, Russia, Scandinavia and several locations in the United States. The iridescent sparkle may not be seen at all angles, so be sure to hold the stone up to the light and rotate it slowly.
Labradorite is a semi-precious stone that some believe can help reduce anxiety, build perseverance, and strengthen psychic abilities.
Although apatite is a very common mineral, transparent gemstone-quality apatite is extremely rare. Due to this it remains virtually unknown to most consumers and is seldom found in jewellery stores. However, because apatite occurs in such a wide variety of attractive colours and forms, it is a favourite among gemstone collectors. Apatite is found in a number of places in the world, including Myanmar (Burma), India, Kenya, Brazil, Norway, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Mexico, Canada and the United States.
The word 'apatite' was derived from a Greek word meaning 'cheat'. The name was given to apatite because of its close resemblance to several other precious gemstones. As a result of many people being 'cheated', apatite became unfairly labelled as the 'deceitful stone'. Amblygonite, andalusite, brazilianite, precious beryl, sphene, topaz and tourmaline can all be confused with apatite.
Some believe that blue Apatite is particularly supportive for business consultants, and account or investment managers. It is equally helpful in times of unemployment or a reduction in work hours to find alternative employment, and may be supportive of those forced into early retirement