Labradorite is a type of plagioclase feldspar displaying a unique phenomenon aptly named labradorescence. This is caused by the interference of light within the layers of the stone. Colors show through in lustrous metallic tints, most often blue and gold, although specimens with a complete spectrum of colors are most sought after. Labradorite derives its name from where it was first found on the peninsula of Labrador, Canada. Metaphysically, labradorite is believed to help facilitate life transitions. Deposits are found in Canada, Madagascar, and Finland.
An opaque variety of cryptocrystalline quartz (chalcedony), jasper is found worldwide. It owes its opacity and color to its incorporation of varying amounts of other minerals. Red to brown jasper is colored by hematite, yellow to clay, and goethite can make it brown or yellow. There are many varieties of jasper including picture, brecciated, and leopard skin. Oregon is famous for its wide varieties of picture jasper. Other deposits are found in the USA, Mexico, and Africa. Metaphysically, jasper imparts determination and courage.