If you’re Canadian, you’re already saying “Hmmmm……Labradorite as in Labrador?” Yup….just so. While this gorgeous mineral is found elsewhere in the world, it is indeed named for its preeminent source, Labrador, Canada. It’s ours….ours ours ours.
I could go on about how it’s feldspar and that the glow it radiates is called Labradoressence (how’s that for a mouthful?) but all you really need to know is that it has this mystical glow about it that makes you wonder if there’s a tiny moon, all its own, trapped inside each cabochon.
I purchased this stone a while back and was doing some pricing research today. I was shocked to find how much the value of this stone has increased in the last 2 years. Stone prices trend quite dramatically. Things like fashion colours, jewelry-store ad campaigns, and celebrity exposure can all drive prices up. Popularity hugely influences stone prices. Amber is a good example. I have some gorgeous pieces of Buttercream Amber jewelry I purchased before the Home Shopping Network started flogging it. I paid approximately a quarter of what the same pieces would go for now. Same with things like Padparadscha, freshwater pearls, and Tanzanite.
This piece will be in the store next week. If you like Labradorite, grab it quick. The next one will be much more spendy. (I love that word….learned it from my American Cousin.) After all, who wouldn’t love to have their own personal little moon?