Gem Journal: Larvikite

What is it?  This is beautiful larvikite.  Larvikite is a relatively new stone for me, but I’m starting to think that it’s kind of special.  It is also known as pub stone or black labradorite.


What do I look for?  Characteristically, larvikite has a silvery-gray background and black flecks throughout.  It displays iridescence or chatoyance seen as flashes of blue light. This is similar to the labradorescence seen in labradorite. But, while labradorite is a translucent stone, larvikite appears opaque.

Lavikite Wavy Oval

Do you have larvikite in the shop?  Let’s check and see.

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