Labradorite Drop Earrings

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WHY WAS LABRADORITE SO POPULAR IN NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE?

Similarly to the Eskimo Inuit people, the Native American Innu referred to Labradorite as the 'fire stone' because of its inner beauty and resemblance to the greatest light show on earth, the Northern Lights. In Newfoundland and Labrador, the Innu tribes lived inland whilst the Inuit tribes lived along the coast, but because of the presence of Labradorite gemstones in the rocks beneath all of their feet, there was a widespread and mutual appreciation for its magical properties.

The legend goes that an Inuit warrior discovered the astounding array of colours inside the gemstones and perceived them as the lights of the aurora trapped inside the rocks, so he gave them an almighty whack with his spear to free them to the skies in which they belonged. The light that remained on earth remained inside the Labradorite gemstones.

Another such story that may be attributed to the Native American Innu people is that the stars that lived beyond the aurora actually once lived here on earth inside Labradorite gemstones. A warrior with a hammer delivered a huge blow to the stones to release the stars back to the heavens and, thus, the stars that stayed were to be found in the gemstones of Labrador. Any such belief relies on the ancient perception that this incredible, astronomical beauty lay inside the gemstones beneath our feet, so it's no wonder the Innu people valued Labradorite so much all those centuries ago.

Paired with ethically sourced Porcupine Quills and 100% Hypoallergenic Surgical Steel Earring hooks.