Every gemstone has a classic shine or sparkle, which keeps it apart from other gemstones. For example labradorite beads, also known as black moonstone and Falcon’s Eye have become unique and captivating gemstones which showcase their splendid rainbow color known as labradorescene containing shades of blue, green, violet, yellow, orange and red. Historical facts explicate that this gemstone has been made from igneous rocks and comes from fledspar category. These gemstones were discovered from St. Paul Island in Labrador, Canada during 1770. Earlier historians had belief that this stone was available in Finland only but, after it was found in Madagascar, this fact surprised one and all. In 18th century the use of labradorite gemstone started in jewelry and within no time its usage was started in countries like Madagascar, Ukraine, Australia, Norway and USA.
You may perhaps come across an interesting Eskimo legend pertaining to this gemstone, in which it was mentioned that the famous Northern Lights got trapped in the rocks which were situated along the coast of Labrador. Most of these lights got freed by the warriors but some remained trapped thus depicting the rainbow colors.
The colorful labradorite beads are so enchanting when you start using them in your jewelry in the form of pendants, necklace, earrings, rings etc., you will hardly use any other gemstone of repute. At a first glance, this gemstone will appear in grey and cloudy shade but as soon as you bring some light on them you can see its true rainbow shades.
Sometime individual pieces of labradorite beads may show hues of green to blue, gold and pink making this bead an awesome jewelry piece. Did you know that the gem-quality labradorite beads are called spectrolite? These beads have such breathtaking properties in it that they can easily fit with any other kind of gemstone while making a final product. For example, in jewelry stores you may come across magnificent pair of gemstones like amethyst, turquoise, freshwater pearl, sterling silver in which labradorite look awesome. Did you know that translucent white labradorite beads were originated in India and they are called “rainbow moonstone”? But the original moonstone in reality is precious and more expensive, which comes from the family of fledspar which contain its own distinguishing optical trend.
You can identify this labradorite beads embedded in any of the jewelry items after glancing it and ensuring that no areas of the gemstone are dead i.e. that’s from every corner you will see a rare color sparkle.