True LABRADORITE is only found in one place in the world – Labrador, on Canada’s north east coast. Labradorite is found as crystals in a host rock known as Anorthosite. The same rock type found on the moon. The anorthosite of northern Labrador are the oldest known rocks on planet earth and formed some 3.95 billion years ago.
Falling into the category known as moon rocks, Labradorite crystals are said to offer special powers and are often used as a symbol of good luck. Many Labrador Inuit keep Labradorite in and around their homes in raw form. Also rare, is Labradorite jewelry, which is usually found in rings and necklaces. Labradorite as floor tile or kitchen countertop known as Blue Eyes is also deemed precious as the grey host rock emit iridescent shimmers of green, gold and blue.
The legend of Labradorite tells the story of how an ancient Inuit hunter stepped upon the rocks and noticed lights trapped within the stone. With a mighty blow of his spear he struck the rock and the crystals exploded into the sky forming the northern lights which helped him find his way in the night. However some of the lights stayed within the stone and became the iridescent Labradorite we know today.
The traditional stone inukshuk is made in the image of man. It represents the fact that humans have been to the spot where it is found. Many centuries where man roamed the tundra on foot, its arms pointed the traveler in the safe direction to follow. Each Inukshuk is created differently from loose stones found nears its location on the land.