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THE STORY OF SPECTROLITE - THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LABRADORITE

Northern Lights will remain forever in spectrolite

ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS NORTHERN LIGHTS
In the past, people admired the fascinating colors of the phenomena of Northern Lights as at present too.
In the early 1940s we discovered the deposite of Spectrolite bedrock at Ylamaa in Finland ; the stone reflected mysterious northern lights and rainbow colors and signaled the beginning of a new era in the continuation of Finland's independence. We were feeling the stone was a gift from Nature and named it Spectrolite due to an incredibly wide range of colors.

Then we started production of Spectrolite and found more brilliantly colored spectrolites like colors of Rainbow and Butterfly Wings.

Spectrolite has combined the hope of the past and the future.

TODAY, SPECTROLITE IS KNOWN AS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LABRADORITE - ONLY FROM FINLAND due to itīs unique and largest range of colors and it is used worldwidely in jewelry and other products.


SPECTROLITE AS A MINERAL

Spectrolite quarried from the rugged bedrock of Ylamaa, Finland is a precious gemstone which meets the three important basic requirements: beautiness, hardness and rarity. Spectrolite is a labradorite feldspar, a member of the albite anorthite series with approximately 55 % anorthite. Its composition is Na( (AlSi308), Ca(A12Si208), hardness 6-6.5, refractive indices 1.56 - 1,57,specific gravity 2.69 - 2.70 and double refraction 0.008.

Spectrolite was found in 1941 when we were building a defense line on the eastern border. The mining of the gemstone started on a small scale, increasing in the 50s.

The fascination of spectrolite bases on its richness of colors and changing tones.The colors have all the shades of spectrum reflecting the rich hues of Finnish scenery - from golden browns to darkest blue and the colors of rainbow, northern lights and butterfly wings. The play of colors is due to interference of light waves in the layers of material where light is reflected.

Spectrolite is regarded by gemologists and experts as the most beautiful labradorite. As each country is entitled to name its own gemstones, professor Aarne Laitakari, then Director of the Geological Survey of Finland, chose the name "Spectrolite", obviously having in mind the larger variety and stronger colors of the spectrum compared to other labradorite.
Then the name Spectrolite has been accepted by all geologys, gemologists and companies.