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Labradorite Heart 9.6cm
Labradorite Heart from Madagascar. This fabulous hand made heart is 9.6cm wide and made from very high grade Labradorite which displays a unique mix of fantastic colours. Excellent Labradorescence is shown also known as the schiller effect which is the stones famous property. When exposed to the light the gem becomes a shimmering tapestry of colour. Hand selected by ourselves in Madagascar this hearts beauty will enchant you.The natives of Pauls island off the coast of Labrador have told the story of Labradorite for generations. The tale recounts a legendary Inuit warrior the first to discover that the Aurora Borealis had been stolen from the skyand imprisoned in the gem known as Labradorite, smashing the stone with his spear he returned the northern lights to their home, but some light remained eternally encased in the crystal. As legend has it this is how the phenomenon of Labradoresence came to be.