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 Moonstone, Silver Gemstone Properties 


Design Possibilities

Nothing says subtle sophistication like grey or silver. In these moonstone cabochons and beads you have three tantalizing impressions simultaneously: silvery-grey translucent stone with a sheen that enhances a sense of sophistication. This sheen is created by light reflecting internally from layers of different feldspars. In silver moonstone, it shows up as a "moon glow" that flows across it like the eye in tigereye. Blend silvery-grey moonstone, black onyx, garnets and sterling silver into a necklace or bracelet for a gorgeous look that is sophisticated and scintillating.

Metaphysical/Healing Properties

Moonstone was once called the traveler's stone because it was believed to protect traders and merchants from perils at sea. On our "journey" through life, silver-grey moonstone gives a sense of calm, assured strength. A young woman I know, who is a C.P.A. specialized in international accounting, wears this stone constantly. In her world of high finance, traveling in this country and abroad, calm assurance is essential. So is the sophisticated look that's evident whether she's wearing blue jeans or dark business suits. (She wears silver-grey moonstone with both.) She says not only does it help her stay calm and confident as she works, it staves off the chaos associated with flying in and out of airports.
Mineral InformationPotassium feldspar
Chemical CompositionK(AlSi3O8)
ColorSilvery grey
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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