Named after its original source in Labrador, Canada, labradorite has universal and lasting appeal, with its fascinating colour and optical effects. The shimmer on the stone that changes with light and movement is called labradorescence, and these flashes of colour can be blues, yellows, greens, and oranges. They are also pretty pleochroic, in the sense that they might be blue from one angle, and green from another. I try to make sure that all stones are full of flash, working as well on a vertical as a horizontal plane. There are plenty of other sources than Canada these days, and this is Brazilian and Indian material. This is very popular material, and I have a big variety in this stone.