Spectrolite Stone

SPECTROLITE STONE CHARACTERISTICS

  • Origin of name: From the Labrador region, site of its discovery in Canada.
  • Group: Feldspaths
  • Chemical composition: Sodium calcium aluminosilicate, Na (AlSiO8), Ca (Al2Si2O2)
  • Hardness: Between 6 and 6.5
  • Crystal System: Triclinic
  • Deposits: Australia, Canada, United States, France, Madagascar, Mexico, Russia and Ukraine.
  • Colours: Blue, green and grey. Very often grey with blue mirror effects.

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SPECTROLITE STONE: ITS HISTORY, ORIGIN AND COMPOSITION, AND ITS LITHOTHERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES AND VIRTUES

HISTORY OF SPECTROLITE STONE

Spectrolite stone is a rare variety of labradorite. It was discovered by Moravian missionaries in 1770 while travelling through the Labrador Region in Canada. They were responsible for the evangelization of certain peoples in the region, such as the Inuit. Local myths and legends tell of a great Inuit warrior who once speared a rock. Shrapnel gushed into the sky like shooting stars, giving birth to the phenomenon of the Northern Lights, which can be observed between September and March. These peoples thus believe that this stone stemmed from this polar phenomenon. They considered it as a fire stone, which froze at high altitude before falling back to the ground. In the deposits, these minerals captured the rays of the aurora borealis from which they came. Other beliefs claim that they contain the souls of lost ancestors. Ground into powder, this mineral was used to cure numerous illnesses. A geologist named Foster named the mineral in 1780.

Over the last century, during the Second World War, a deposit was discovered accidentally. The miners’ initial objective was to build traps to halt the progress of enemy tanks. It was at this time that the mineral began to be marketed as spectrolite, more commonly known as rainbow moonstone or star stone. It is already beginning to be sold in the form of jewellery. Many other names have also been given to this rock, such as carnatite, mauilite, silicite, or radauite. It has been used a lot to create decorative objects. Nowadays, labradorite stone is very popular and used in the jewellery industry to make jewellery sold to customers in the form of pendants or bracelets.

ORIGIN AND COMPOSITION OF SPECTROLITE STONE

The main deposits of this stone are located in Madagascar, Australia, the United States, Canada, France, Mexico, and Russia. Spectrolite is a very particular variety of labradorite. It is the only one that gathers all chromatic shades. With a wide range of iridescent colours, it is a quality gemstone that produces a very characteristic luminous glow. The high purity of its colours makes it a sought-after gem in jewellery shops, where it is sold as pendants, for example. Nowadays, it is only found in its natural state in Madagascar.

Most often spectrolite has multicoloured iridescences with a dominant colour. It can be mauve with notes of silver grey and electric blue. It can also have gold and ochre nuances, as well as all shades of green. Spectrolite stone belongs to the feldspar group. These are minerals with a lamellar structure and a vitreous lustre. It consists mainly of calcium and sodium aluminosilicate. The Schiller phenomenon, also known as the adularescence effect, sometimes gives this mineral a metallic sheen.

LITHOTHERAPEUTIC VIRTUES AND PROPERTIES OF SPECTROLITE STONE

SPECTROLITE STONE’S PSYCHOLOGICAL BENEFITS

Spectrolite stone is a shamanic stone, which allows access to knowledge and information while providing high protection. It absorbs negative energy that emanates from people or places, and prevents vampirism. Its vibrations are a powerful barrier against evil forces. It repels black magic, and turns evil against its author. It is a powerful harmonizing stone, with a great capacity to regenerate vital energy and aura. Thanks to its extremely wide range of colours and shades, it is the best solution to regulate chakras. It is ideal for people who heal with their hands, allowing them to channel and strengthen their energy in order to better transmit it.

This stone also helps to better control stress, and to better withstand the nuisances of the outside world. Emotionally, the vibration of spectrolite stone helps to mitigate the impact of negative events that occurred during childhood. Purified in cold water every morning, this stone will help its wearer to access a higher quality, more restful and regular sleep. This stone also helps single people to fight shyness, and to be able to open up to others.

SPECTROLITE STONE’S PHYSICAL BENEFITS

Spectrolite stone ahas a protective effect that benefits the whole body. It has an invigorating action and effectively combats lack of energy. Even during periods of severe fatigue, the stone offers protection and helps to stay active throughout the day. It can also be used to help rest the eyes, in which case it is advisable to use a stone with a silver-blue sheen.

This stone can also stimulate and strengthen the muscular system. Its calming and stress-regulating action has repercussions on the whole body and helps to improve the overall health and well-being of those who use it.

SPECTROLITE STONE SYMBOLISM

  • Spectrolite (labradorite) represents the protective banner under which we gather.

SPECTROLITE STONE TRADITIONS

  • Native Americans: The bluish reflections of spectrolite (labradorite) represent the light of the celestial world. Thus, this stone, through its light, rises above the world and invades the secrets and divine protection.