Labradorite is the name given to a gem variety of feldspar. It displays labradorescence – a shiller effect in lustrous metallic tints, often blue and green, sometimes purples, oranges, and reds or any combination of all these colours to brilliant effect. It has a specific gravity 2.56 to 2.60. Monoclinic crystal system and a hardness 6-6.5 on the Mohs scale. It needs to be cut on a 30 degree angel to the grain to the stone in order to show its colour, so usually only one face will display the play of light or flash of colour.
Quan Yin is a Chinese Mother Goddess. She represents all feminine aspects, and is recognised to offer protection and healing. She is often depicted with a bottle of healing water and or with a child or children.