Labradorite is a feldspar mineral, and some specimens display iridescent hues of blue, green, yellow, orange, or red. From what I have seen, it's a toned-down iridescence, and instead of displaying the whole rainbow, each specimen tends to reflect mostly one color. I recently purchased a labradorite ring from St. Louis-based retailer Collections by Joya and am loving the subtle brilliance of the greenish-gray stone.
I have recently been reading a bit about crystals and minerals and their connections to the metaphysical. This field is very new to me, and I was amazed by the seemingly endless properties and uses of labradorite. According to crystalvaults.com, labradorite is "often considered to be a stone of magic," leading to clairvoyance and "coincidence control." It also is thought to bring out the best in people around you. Labradorite can promote intellectual clarity and strength; it encourages introspection that can lead to feelings of being at peace with inner struggles. Furthermore, the stone can also eliminate mental and emotional fatigue, bringing back a sense of energy, balance, and joy.
Fostering a sense of energy, balance, and joy is a big part of the reason behind the Starfire Senses blog. Perhaps these powerful properties are the reason I seemed to be magnetically drawn to the labradorite ring when browsing through Joya's many jewels. Nonetheless, I am happy appreciating its physical sensory appeal, its labradorescent beauty.
It's been a couple weeks since I have posted a sensory word of the week, and I wanted to return to the -escent or -escence mini-series. I have a few more coming soon, but as always, if you are thinking of any words that appeal to the senses, please send your suggestions my way!