Labradorite comes in a transparent form ( red, orange, yellow, or colorless) and smoke grey translucent to opaque varieties. Labradorite has three cleavage directions.
Named after the Labrador Peninsula on Paul's Island near the town of Nain in Labrador, Canada, where it was first discovered, Labradorite is mined in China, India, and Madagascar.
As you can see, Labradorite can be used not only in jewelry but as a kitchen counter
Adolph Kenngott named the new mineral Hemimorphite in 1853, and in 1962 the International Mineralogical Association decided to keep the name over calamine.
In 2020 crystals of hemimorphite crystals came to market from the Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Mexico. These have been proven to be deceptively stained using the artificial compound Phthalocyanine Blue BN.
In ancient times Hemimorphite could ward off poisoning, negativity, hatred, and malice. It was suggested to wear the gem when going into unsettling environments, such as meeting Harvey Weinstein or Kevin Spacey.
On the other hand, Hemimorphite is a great stone to use when communicating with your loved one.
What is Copal?
Colombian amber or Copal is only 1,6 million years old. It is a younger sister of the Baltic amber that is 40 million years old.