Labradorite: A Beautiful Play of Iridescent Colors inside a Gemstone

Labradorite is an unusual mineral. It can display a beautiful iridescent play of colors, caused by internal fractures in the mineral that reflect light back and forth, dispersing it into different colors. This effect, known as labradorescence gives Labradorite its appeal and fame. Labradorite is named after the Canadian province of Labrador, where it was first found. Labradorite is often heavily included with internal dark lines and streaks; stones that are clean of flaws are rare. Some stones have a greater labradorescencs effect then others, and a greater play of color increases the value of the Labradorite. It makes a wonderful and phenomenal gemstone for jewelry and accessories.