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Historical Information

Spectrolite was entitled a gem name of its own because of the rainbow rich variety and depth of colors.

Spectrolite is regarded by gemmologists as the world’s most beautiful labradorite. As each country is entitled to name its own gemstones, professor Aarne Laitakari, then Director of the Geological Survey of Finland, chose the name “Spectrolite”, obviously having in mind the spectrum, the colors of which are visual poetry. This name has been accepted by European gemmologists.

Spectrolite was discovered by accident in 1941 during World War II when the Finns built a defence line on the eastern border. Spectrolite crystals were found in stones raised as antitank obstacles. After the war, the quarrying of the precious stone started on a small scale, increasing in the 50s. In 1973 the first cutting and polishing workshop started to make Spectrolite jewels in Ylämaa.

Spectrolite is found only at The most valuable and rarest Spectrolite displays an amazing combination of shades of red, magenta, pink, purple, violet, bright teal blue,green, yellow and orange…. virtually the entire color spectrum.

Astrological sign: Leo, Scorpio and Sagittarius

Metaphysical Properties

Spectrolite brings forth your strengths, originality, aids in sleep, and helps you to relate to others. It is thought to bring good luck and represents the Temple of the Stars.

Spectrolite helps you to connect to beings from other planets and dimensions. It can provide relief from anxiety, hopelessness and depression, replacing them with enthusiasm, self-confidence and inspiration.

Spectrolite reveals hidden paths and can be a very useful stone if you are seeking Spirit Guides. It encourages self reliance, independence and magical revelations.

Spectrolite balances and protects the aura, raises consciousness and grounds spiritual energies. Excellent for strengthening intuition-promoting psychic abilities.

Powerful in revealing the truth behind illusions, Spectrolite banishes fears and insecurities, and strengthens faith in the self and trust in the universe.  It stimulates the imagination and calms an overactive mind, developing enthusiasm and new ideas.

Healing Properties

Spectrolite treats disorders of the eyes and brain, stimulates mental acuity, and relieves anxiety and stress. It regulates metabolism, balances hormones and relieves menstrual tension.

Spectrolite treats colds, gout, and rheumatism, lowers blood pressure, and aids in digestion.

Spectrolite rough and facet stone