Where does labradorite come from? Labradorite was first discovered in Labradore, Newfoundland, in Canada. There is a legend that says that long ago, mysterious lights were trapped inside the stones along the rocky Canadian shoreline. A warrior saw their plight, and freed them by striking the stones with his spear. Most of the lights escaped to the sky, and became the Northern Lights, and those that remained trapped became bits of labradorite gemstones.
That's a beautiful gemstone! Why isn't it used more often in jewelry? The raw material is abundant, but labradorite is difficult to cut and polish in such a way that it reveals the rich iridescent colors in its depths. That characteristic sheen, or "schiller", is most often shades of violet, green, and blue, although other colors may be seen.