Ylämaa is known for its unique gemstone “spectrolite“ said to be the world´s most beautiful labradorite. Spectrolite was crystallised within the crust of the earth nearly 2000 million years ago. The Ylämaa spectrolite comes in exceptionally vibrant and varied colours
Ylämaa - home of colourful gems
In the Gem Village, with its museum and gem shops, you can watch how spectrolite is cut into jewellery. More gems can be admired during the International Gem Show 1st to 3rd of July.
Joining the guided tour at the Gem Village and Gem Museum will give you the chance to experience the вЂњtouchвЂќ of spectrolite with your own hands. You will also find out how the gems are made into jewellery and other art objets.
On a historic note, a visit to the Pätäri House Museum will reward anyone intrigued by Ylämaa's past. Local farm products and handicrafts are available at the producers' market in the Gem Village on Fridays at 3вЂ“5pm throughout the summer. View the beautiful Ylämaa countryside from the signposted Stone & Nature paths.