Moonstone is an opalescent and transparent gem that falls in the Feldspar family – a group of rock-forming tectosilicate minerals that make up about 41% of the Earth’s continental crust by weight.
The best way to describe it: a raindrop in the moonlight.
Moonstone occurs in fine shades of white, grey, blue, and peach or yellow. Some stones even have a rainbow-sheen which are called Rainbow-Moonstones.Moonstone has been worn since ancient times as a lucky charm and some miraculous cures have even been attributed to this gem.
The Druids hung moonstones from fruit trees to ensure a good crop and they believed that it changed colour according to the waxing and waning of the moon.
In India, this gem is regarded as a sacred stone, and when it is displayed it is always on yellow; which is a holy colour to the Hindus.
The Ancient Romans believed that locked inside the gems were the image of the Moon Goddess, Diana. It was believed to bring wisdom, victory and wealth if worn.
A very feminine stone, it is associated with calmness, sensitivity and grace. Traditionally when given as a gift to a lover, it is believed to awaken tender passions.
This wonderfully calm gem is great for restoring the balance in your emotions and truly is an essential part of any collection.
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“Moonstone is foremost a talisman of the inward journey, taking one deep into the self to retrieve what is missing, the parts of the soul left behind or forgotten, then brought to light.
Since earliest times, Moonstone has been a tangible connection to the magic of the moon – an amulet of protection for travelers, a gift of lovers for passion, a channel for prophecy, and a path to wisdom… also the stone of love and eroticism, stimulating the kundalini energy and carnal desires, it is the ultimate fertility crystal.” – The Crystal Vaults