COLOR: Natural Moonstone exhibits bluish white colour
ORIGIN: Brazil, Europe, India, Madagascar, North America, Tanzania, with the most popular and largest gemstones coming from the Ceylonese mines.
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION: KAlSi3O8 (Potassium Aluminium Silicate)
CUT: Oval Cabochon, Round Cabochon
SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 2.6
REFRACTIVE INDEX: 1.533 to 1.552
FORMATION: Moonstone is composed of two feldspar species, orthoclase and albite. The two species are intermingled. Then, as the newly formed mineral cools, the intergrowth of orthoclase and albite separates into stacked, alternating layers. When light falls between these thin, flat layers, it scatters in many directions producing the phenomenon called adularescence.
BIRTHSTONE: Moonstone is the traditional birthstone of June, along with Pearl.
UNUSUAL PROPERTIES: Moonstone represents the magical power of the lunar fields. It can be considered the most suitable amulet and talisman for those born on Monday – the day of the Moon, as well as for those born at a full moon. Due to its connection with the moon, moonstone can help attune the body and mind to the natural forces that surround us. Known as the Traveller’s Stone, Moonstone has been an amulet of protection since antiquity. It is thought to be most powerful at night and especially on the water when the moon is shining. As one of the most powerful fertility stones it is particularly helpful for those that are trying to have a baby or are already pregnant. Helping us to get more in tune with our body. As it is a stone of love and fertility it was often used as a wedding gift or as a token of eternal love. It is mostly known as a stone for lovers however, it is said that if you give your lover a moonstone or a piece of moonstone jewellery that the passion you share will be eternal.
USAGE: Rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces and other jewellery
WHAT WE SUPPLY: If you are looking for where to buy moonstone, check our selection of oval and round cabochons below for best quality Natural Moonstone in above mentioned Cut in different sizes.