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Labradorite Freeform 14.8cm
Labradorite Freeform Shape, crystal for sale from Madagascar. This magnificently large 14.8cm tall Labradorite Freeform displays iridescent gold and blue colours shining from within the stone. Labradorite showcases a distinctive effect called labradorescence (also known as the Schiller Effect), which is the stone's famous property. When exposed to the light, the gem shimmers and shines in an array of colours. The natives of Paul's Island off the coast of Labrador have recounted a legend surrounding the inception of labradorescence for centuries. They tell the story of a legendary Inuit warrior who discovered that the Aurora Borealis had been stolen from the sky and imprisoned in the Labradorite gem. Legend says that he smashed the stone with his spear, returning the Northern Lights to their home, but some light remained eternally encased in the crystal: this is how the phenomenon of labradoresence came to be. Hand selected by ourselves in Madagascar, this freeform is of the highest grade and its gorgeous iridescent aesthetic will enchant you.