Larvikite is also known as blue labradorite, black labradorite, and black moonstone, but it is not the same. Larvikite has a grey/black background with a chatoyant grey-blue flash. A type of feldspar with a Mohs hardness of 6 to 6-1/2, this striking gemstone is named for the Larvik Fjords in Norway where it was first discovered in the 1880s, and where major deposits are still found. Norway’s named Larvikite as the national stone in 2007.
Mineral Class: Feldspar
Color: Grey/black with a chatoyant grey-blue flash
Locations Found: Norway
Care of Larvikite
Clean using a soft cloth and soapy water rinsing well and polishing after to remove any soap residue. As with most gemstones, ultrasonic cleaners and steamers are not recommended. Store in a soft case away from hard objects to avoid being scratched.
Metaphysical Properties associated with Larvikite
*All metaphysical or healing properties listed below are collected from various sources. The validity of the information is not guaranteed nor expresses the artist's views. This compiled information is offered as a service for those interested in potential metaphysical properties and not meant to treat medical conditions.