With its flashes of peacock blue, slate gray, waterfall green and
shimmering celestial blue hues, Labradorite is a marvel to behold.
Uniquely both calming and uplifting, it is no wonder its metaphysical
properties are legendary.
How does Labradorite get its magical luminescence
A type of feldspar mineral, Labradorite features a distinctive kaleidoscope of color when viewed at different angles. Called
labradorescence, it happens because of Labradorite's uniquely layered structure and gradients. Light enters the stone and reflects back and forth onto the inner surfaces in a process called 'twinning' that disperses the light resulting in a dazzling display of iridescence.
Labradorite deposits are found in Canada, Madagascar, Norway, Russia, India and the United States, and was first "discovered" in the Isle of Paul near Labrador, Canada by Moravian missionaries in 1770 who named it for the area. The gemstone was known, however, by older Inuit tribes through the centuries who called it "Fire Stone" and believed it fell from the Aurora Borealis lights. They in turn thought the stone was granted mystical powers of transformation and the ability to see into the spirit realm.
The Ultimate Spiritual Gemstone?
Even today, Labradorite is considered a highly spiritual crystal and wearing it is said to enhance your mental and intuitive abilities like telepathy and clairvoyance while counteracting the effects of modern life like anxiety, negativity and stress. It is also reputed to be the top protector stone in the mineral kingdom,
strengthening and shielding our aura with its array of shimmer and color.
Healers and diviners have long connected Labradorite to the throat chakra, helping to restore the healthy balance of expression of our thoughts and beliefs. With balance, we can more readily bring our personal truths out into the world, often the catalyst for deeper emotional transformation. Labradorite's darker shades of blue are said to enhance the power of the truth, while lighter shades focus more on balance, ease and
Whatever your experience with this one-of-a-kind stone, it's undeniable that it exudes an ultra-feminine, sensuous quality that perks up our mood and looks radiant against the skin.
Spirit Blue for Spring/Summer 2018
We can all agree we need to nurture our inner lives more than ever - And our new 2018 Spirit Blue collection with Labradorite reminds of just that.
Complemented by simple antique brass accents, the delicate blue-gray Labradorite stones take center stage. As always, Jan hand selects each bead, which are both iridescent and a touch translucent - Perfect for earrings like the watery Imagination Hoops.
The statement pieces like the Pale Goddess Bracelet and Transformation Necklace have detailed metal work and larger eye-popping Labradorite stones - You'll be mesmerized as you shift the jewelry to light up different parts of the stone.
The Labradorite Protector is flexible so that it can be formed into a curve or worn vertically for a chic modern look.
Pale Goddess Bracelet
Etruscan Granulation Bracelet
Just a Bit of Separate News
We're bringing back the Jan Michaels catalogs this March!
Our new edition will be called Bellisima and will have up to 60 new designs for 2018. We'll let you know as soon as they post!
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