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 Moonstone, Rainbow Gemstone Properties 


Design Possibilities

Remember 4th of July sparklers when you were a child? I think of them whenever I see rainbow moonstone. Unlike those sparklers which were beautiful only when they were lit, rainbow moonstone has an immediate and constant beauty. But its unexpected blue flash is what's thrilling. In Europe, moonstone is the sole birthstone for June, although in the U. S. it shares that honor with alexandrite and pearl. The cabochons make elegant pendants. Rainbow moonstone beads in chokers, bracelets and mixed in multiple strands with amethyst will make people catch their breaths-just as they did when they were kids and saw a 4th of July sparkler.

Metaphysical/Healing Properties

Moonstone is often called the visionary's stone. It helps us see things more clearly. Rainbow moonstone, in particular, offers us visions of things that aren't immediately obvious. Because it helps us avoid tunnel vision, we are able to see other possibilities. It's like a flash of inspiration that comes when we are open and quiet. When we wear rainbow moonstone, life-changing inspirations can happen more and more often.
Mineral InformationPotassium feldspar
Chemical CompositionK(AlSi3O8)
ColorCreamy, translucent white with flashes of blue
Hardness6 - 6-1/2
Specific Gravity2.56-2.58
Refractive Index1.520-1.525

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**Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions. Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.


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