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Moonstone is the most well-known and popular gemstone around the world. This stone is a variety of orthoclase feldspar and is composed of sodium potassium aluminum silicate. Just like its name, Moonstone has a translucent white color with a white sheen similar to moonshine. The sheen is a combination of orthoclase and albite arranged in layers.
Moonstone can be found from colorless to yellowish gray, brown, yellow, green, or pink and the clarity ranges from transparent to translucent. Blue sheen moonstone with perfect clarity is more valuable. Moonstone is the birthstone for June and the zodiac sign of Cancer and Gemini. Nowadays some designer gemstone manufacturers and suppliers are creating moonstone engagement rings as it is a popular choice for jewelry.
Moonstone has been used in jewelry since ancient times. It was believed by Romans that moonstone was born from solidified rays of the moon also this gemstone has all the characteristics of the moon.The Moonstone was associated with lunar gods in Greek in the old world.
Moonstone is a softer opaque stone. Carving a man's face on moonstone has been incorporated into jewelry since ancient times. In recent times, moonstone became more popular with Gemstone Jewelry wholesalers and suppliers. They are making a large quantity of moonstone jewelry using this stone-like moonstone rings, pendants, earrings, bracelets, and other fashion jewelry. Moonstone is also used in handcrafted silver items.
Moonstone is a soft stone as compare to others and it has a hardness of 6 to 6.5 on the Mohs scale. Moonstone is a family member of the feldspar mineral with a pearly and opalescent schiller which is composed of two feldspar minerals; orthoclase and albite.When these composed minerals cool, they separated into layers and made a crystal structure. When the light hits between these layers, it scatters in many directions and produces the appearance of a floating, cloud-like, blue to white light inside the gem and stone become shimmers. The shimmer effect is called adularescence and its clarity ranges from transparent to opaque.
Usually, Gemstone Jewelry manufacturers made smooth-domed oval cabochon shape to maximize the effect. Moonstone rings, pendants, bracelets, necklaces, and other ornaments are very famous in European countries and the United States.
Moonstone is a sacred stone is some religions. Monks, shamans, spiritualists, and devotees from various religions regard this stone highly.It is believed that moonstone has all the quality of the moon and water. It brings balance, harmony, and hope in life. It also helps in pregnancy and childbirth.
Moonstone is a delicate white beauty with a blue sheen. Gemstone Jewelry suppliers and manufacturers are acquiring Moonstone from Sri Lanka, Brazil, Madagascar, India, Germany, Tanzania, Mexico, Australia, and the United States. In India, the moonstone is a symbol of the third eye of God.Here are some care instructions of Moonstone jewelry: