Andesine Labradorite

Other Names:
Origin of Name: Andes mountains/ Labrador Canada
Meaning of the Stone:
Classification: semi-precious
Family: Feldspar
Region: Italy, greenland, Finland, Russia, Canada, India
Color: Colors vary with light and polish/ originally colorless-yellow, black, blue,green,red
Transparency: transparent,translucent
Fracture: Uneven-conchoidal
Hardness (Gravity): 6-6.5(2.65-2.75)
Crystal System: triclinic
Similar Minerals: Labradorite, Andesine

1. Legend and History:

This gemstone is believed to hold certain powers of mystery, as was called the “light-bringer”. It is said to lift ones conscious and connect him to the activities of the universe. Andesine Labradorite is said to block unwanted actions caused by another’s aura and stop energy from leaking, creating a protective cycle against negative energy which leaves the body so as to not allow re-entry.
On a psychological level it is said to mitigate fear and insecurity whilst also providing with a hyperactive mind and imagination, in addition to bringing new ideas and help with meditation.
This specific gemstone is also said to cure diseases surrounding the eyes and brain, while also relieving one from stress and setting the metabolism; it may also be used as a “witness” in radionic treatment.
It is best used above the higher heart chakra, or held in ones palm when considered to be in need from the owner.

2. Origin in nature and use:

The name Andesine Labradorite is a hyphen of two different stones; Andesine originates from the Andes Mountains, where it was found in stone lava, while labradorite derived from the Labrador province in Canada. The reason for this “dual nationality” lies in the chemical formation, as the material falls between the characteristics of both stones.
The two are rather distinct minerals which share similar chemical analysis which are shown apart with reference to the percentage of sodium to calcium within their parts.

3. Interesting Facts:

Andesine Labradorite was rumored to become the Gemstone of the 2008 Summer Olympic games in China, and there is still much controversy around this matter as it is not known whether red andesine was used, or andesine labradorite.

4. Care and Storing:

As all gemstones with a low level of hardness, andesine labradorite must also be stored away from harder stones and jewelry in order to avoid scratches and damage. The safest way to clean this gem is with warm water and the use of a soft cloth or brush.

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