Labadorite rough2 lrA recent survey conducted by House of Gaea, has uncovered a new move regarding the most desirable optical qualities of faceted gemstones.

Gemmologists have understood for a long time that each type of gemstone has its own unique visual offering which is either natural or human-induced into the gemstone by expert faceting. While special expert faceting techniques give brilliance and favourable optical impression to the gemstone, the new survey suggests that it is the gemstones natural qualities that are the most intriguing to the modern purchaser.

Out of all the natural gemstone properties, the survey suggests that Labradorescence is highly favoured as it is both captivating and visually fascinating. This new popularity is partly due to the gemstones rarity; gemstones which offer labradorescence are not commercially available in high street stores.

In fact labradorescence is a very rare effect which only occurs in a handful of gemstones such as Labradorite gemstones or Spectrolite gemstones.

Michelle Richards, Director of House of Gaea, says, "Labradorescence in Labradorite gemstones arises from light interference within microscopically thin layers of twinned crystals. The sizes and orientations of these twin lamellae are consistent in these feldspar minerals, thus colours are strong".

The survey suggests that what makes the labradorescence phenomenon highly appealing is that it is strongly orientation dependant. Two people viewing a single gemstone from two different angles are highly likely to see two different gemstone dazzling colour displays.

Such colour displays are further enhanced by expert faceting which makes the most of Labradorite's unique type of colourful sheen. This is a specialist technique, tackled by only the most experienced facetors.

House of Gaea is a pioneer in faceting unusual minerals, turning them into beautiful gemstones. We have long since seen the beautiful appeal of Labradorite and currently have a beautiful range of faceted Labradorite gemstones and Labradorite rough in stock. These unique gemstones are ideal gifts for that special someone who desires gemstone jewelry which is unique and offers spectacular colour display.

House of Gaea has a range of beautiful, faceted Labradorite gemstones for sale within our shop. Please click on the "Online Shop" button below to review.

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Gemstones have been used for centuries to help heal one’s body. The technique is called "Laying On of Stones" and is a method used by millions of people to help cleanse negative energy, clear and balance the Chakras effecting emotional release and bring light and healing into all the aura bodies.

Essentially, the technique is used to transform negativity or illness into health. The method has a strong link association with Metaphysical Healing but is conducted using coloured gemstones.

Michelle Richards, Director of (HOG) says, "We find that the best results are obtained by using gemstones with colours which match each Chakra colour.

Our customers purchase our:

  • Ruby Gemstones for the Root, 1st Chakra,
  • Orange Sapphire gemstones for the Sacral, 2nd Chakra,
  • Yellow Sapphire or Gomedh gemstones for the Solar Plexus, 3rd Chakra
  • Emerald gemstones for the Heart, 4th Chakra
  • Aquamarine gemstones for the Throat, 5th Chakra
  • Blue Sapphire gemstones for the Brow/Third Eye, 6th Chakra, and
  • Amethyst gemstones for the Crown, 7th Chakra"

Richards continues, "We find that faceted oval gemstones work the best for this type of healing process, for four main reasons. Firstly, the rich, true colour of each faceted gemstone brings a high level of quality to the process. Our belief is that if one uses a quality set of faceted gemstones, which have been beautifully loved and cared for, the resulting energy will be stronger than the energy obtained by your average "fish pond" stones.

Secondly, we only use natural gemstones, not synthetic or man-made/coloured or dyed materials; we call these GAEA gemstones after mother-nature herself. Thirdly, faceted gemstones more readily reflect light, directing and intensifying the available light to and around ones body. Fourthly, the oval shape of each faceted gemstone permits energy to flow in either an upwards or downwards direction. Let me explain this last point further;

Energy in this type of healing needs to move in one direction through the body. It either moves from Earth to sky or sky to Earth. If the energy is moving in the direction of Earth to sky or Sky to earth, as long as all the GAEA gemstones have their oval ‘points’ orientated towards the receiver’s crown and feet, the energy will flow correctly. The effect of this direction is to move the receiver's energy to a higher vibration or more spiritual level".

HOG believes that beautifully faceted gemstones work the best for Laying On of Stones. When we supply Chakra gemstone sets, we match the size of each type of gemstone so that they are uniform and do not create an energy imbalance during the process. We only use gemstones that have been dedicated to positive energy and programmed for healing. Our Chakra gemstone sets come in a protective box and include a Rose Quartz gemstone necklace and a quartz gemstone, which are held by the receiver during the process. For further information about the exclusive GAEA Chakra gemstones sets, please email us.