Moonstone gets its name due to its close connection to the moon. Humans have kept this stone close to them to seek protection during night travel, to express their passion to their loved one, or a path to wisdom and spiritual intuition.
Moonstone has been popular among Romans and Greeks and is even today a popular stone mined in various places in all the continents. The most famous of these moonstones is the blue colored Sri Lankan moonstone and the Indian rainbow moonstone.
Quality And Appearance
Moonstone is a sodium calcium aluminium silicate mineral. It has a soft and watery opaqueness and radiates a silver-white shine. Giving it a moony, watery radiance. Although most popularly known as a milky white stone, moonstone is also found in other colors like peach, blue, and gray and the prismatic variety - rainbow moonstone. The price range of moonstones ranges from $5 to $30 per carat.
Moonstones posses crystal energies that activate the Crown Chakra, our spiritual center. Keeping a moonstone close to you and it will open your mind to a hopeful and impulsive inspiration hub filled with insights and intuition. It is strongly associated with the reproductive system as well and is believed to promote fertility.
Moonstones have been known as the ‘traveller’s stone’ for the protection they offer to the night traveller. Its connection to the moon gives it soothing properties that can be harnessed during times of physical distress, like hormonal changes and puberty. Gempro experts suggest keeping a moonstone in your bedroom or a place where you relax and wind down and let it bring love, healing and spiritual guidance to your life.
Moonstones are widely crafted into earrings, pendants, rings etc. They are relatively less durable prone to scratch and breakage. Hence Gempro jewelry experts suggest you use them as occasion wear. Moonstones are perfect if you are looking for a rich and subtle look that elevates your fashion quotient. Moonstones are timeless and their subtle moony iridescence will bring out purity of your soul and add to your inner glow. Moonstones are not flashy or too shiny, which makes them very suitable as formal wear. The next time you are looking for a gift for your colleague, give them a moonstone jewelry set.
Moonstones are stones of insight and intuition that balance your emotional, physical and spiritual being. They are very soothing stones that relieve stress and bring a sense of calm and stillness. Reminiscent to the subtle and calm sensation of moon and water, moonstones are synonymous with serenity and peaceful living.
Moonstones resemble the the moon’s subtle radiance, the Romans believed these rocks were formed due to the moonlight. The term ancient Greeks coined for moonstones is “Aphro-Selene” and is an amalgamation of the names of Aphrodite, goddess of love and Selene goddess of moon. Hence, moonstones are believed to be Aphrodisiacs.
Moonstone Gemstone Specifications
- Species: Labradorite
- Alternate Name: N/A
- Colors: Yellow and Orange
- Hardness: 7
- Month: June
- Zodiac: Aries, Gemini, Leo
- Element: Wind
- Property: Joyous and Soothing