Gemstone Folklore & Legends – Labradorite

Innuit Legend

According to an Eskimo legend, the Northern Lights fell from the sky and became imprisoned inside some rocks along the coast of Labrador. It is told that a wandering Eskimo warrior came upon these rocks and tried to set the Northern Lights free with blows from his spear.  He was able to free most of the lights, but some still remained to be permanently trapped within the stone.  These trapped Northern Lights are what give the beautiful mineral we know today as labradorite its brilliant flashes of light and color.

Labradorite and fluorite double strand bracelet - close up showing the flashes of light and colour in the stone

Close-up of labradorite bead – look at the iridescent flashes of colour within the stone (not the greatest photo I know, but I always try and use my own photos!)

Isn’t that a lovely story?  Labradorite is one of my personal favourite gemstones and I love to use it in my jewellery designs.

Here is one of my current jewlery designs using labradorite.  It has been combined in a gemstone bracelet with delicate pale aqua fluorite cylindrical gemstone beads, with subtle antique silver and diamante highlights, in a simple double-strand design. This gemstone bracelet has a lovely natural earthy feel – very Zen – with calming, cool colours. 

Labradorite and fluorite double strand handmade gemstone bracelet only $20, handmade jewelery, gemstone jewelry

Double-strand Labradorite and Fluorite Handmade Gemstone Bracelet – only $20 from Big Skies Jewellery

Wouldn’t you like to own a little piece of the Northern Lights? (At only $20 its a steal!)

Visit the Big Skies Jewellery shop here to view more affordable beautiful handmade gemstone necklaces, bracelets and earrings.  Be sure to bookmark the page as I update regularly with lovely new pieces.

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