Labradorite is the plagioclase feldspar most commonly faceted as a gem. It occurs in orange, yellow, colourless and red but the gemstone that shows a play of colour, or schiller, is the most popular to be used in jewellery. Labradorite having dark background with play of color is known as spectrolite.

Occurs in metamorphic and igneous rocks in Labrador (Canada), Finland, Norway and the former USSR.

Labradorite Pictures

Rough labradoriteLabradorite cabochons with play of color

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