lab·​ra·​dor·​ite ˈla-brə-ˌdȯr-ˌīt How to pronounce labradorite (audio)
: an iridescent feldspar used especially in jewelry

Examples of labradorite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stone properties are major points of conversation in these halls (malachite is a 3 or 4 on the Moh’s Hardness scale, diamonds a 10), where visitors are surrounded by so many natural wonders—like a 3000-pound block of labradorite or two towering amethyst geodes or all those spodumene crystals. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, 8 June 2023 For those who believe in the healing energy of gemstones, labradorites are known to protect against the negativity and misfortunes of the world. Alyson Krueger, New York Times, 10 Sep. 2019 The classic drop shape can be applied to a whole new set of possibilities, from gemstones and minerals like orange turquoise, labradorite, and smoky quartz to carved wooden designs and sculpted glass. Vogue, 20 Aug. 2019 Hundreds of colorful stones, like turquoise, Montana agate, and labradorite, are scattered on one bench, and strips of old metal lie on another. Leslie Hittmeier, Outside Online, 11 June 2018 Materials: Sterling silver, naturally shed antlers, labradorite and other semi-precious gemstones. Allison Carey,, 22 Mar. 2018 Jewelry is made from recycled silver and stones, such as moody opals, sapphires, white topaz and labradorite. Linda Jerkins, ajc, 7 Mar. 2018 The Woods Fine Jewelry carved shell white, $880; pendant with pave diamonds and labradorite, $660 from You Are Here. Styling By Maria Gamez Photos By Ross Hailey, star-telegram, 2 Aug. 2017 See More

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Word History


Labrador Peninsula, Canada

First Known Use

1814, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of labradorite was in 1814

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“Labradorite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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