It was Laitakari who gave the stone the moniker by which we know
it today. The iridescence of it was such that it appeared to
display a full spectrum of colours, so he named it Spectrolite.With
such an array of colours behind it, you can see why Spectrolite
became so prized by the Finnish people. It is said to invoke the
natural beauty of the Northern Lights and, as a result of this
heavenly influence, it has been adopted by healers and
spiritualists around the world to bring a sense of inner peace and
tranquillity to all those around it.
As the Stone of Light to Labradorite's Stone of Magic, it serves
to improve intuition in people who own it and wear it, so it has
countless benefits as one of the finest gemstones of the world. It
is the subject of some confusion given its close resemblance to
Labradorite, but it's important to remember the distinction between
the two stones if you are to identify a piece of Spectrolite that
is genuinely from Finland.
The Nordic country is the only known place in the world where it
can be found, so, while the colour displays might often be similar,
Spectrolite shouldn't be mistaken for the high-quality Labradorite
you can find in mineral-rich places elsewhere in the world.