Moonstone, White Gemstone Properties
Beneath the soft shimmering surface of moonstone surges a deeper, lovelier beauty. In moonstone cabochons, that beauty is a white "moon" that rolls over the stone when it rotates. It's there in moonstone beads, sliced thinly so you have a sense of the larger more beautiful thing it comes from--the moon itself, perhaps. The Romans thought moonstone was actually formed out of moonlight. Like the moon, this gemstone is found all over the world-from Sri Lanka, to Australia, India, Tanzania, the United States, and countries between. When I include it, I keep everything else simple. No need to try to make perfection better. A strand of moonstone beads or a moonstone pendant against a black dress is simply, divinely stunning.
Imagine a clear, dark night. Wherever you are, go outside and look up. The moon is a pure, blue-white light shimmering above you. Wherever we go on this planet, it is there. Like the feeling of home-in the deepest sense of that feeling-it stays with us. Home. It's like the word hum. It's like a mantra. It soothes and restores and deepens our sense of safety, no matter where or how far our journey takes us. That's the deep, enduring spiritual value moonstone carries within it.
|Mineral Information||Potassium feldspar|
|Color||Creamy, translucent white|
|Hardness||6 - 6-1/2|
|Refractive Index||1.520-1.525|**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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