Multi-Colored Moonstone Gemstone Properties

Design Possibilities

Multicolor moonstone is a medley of shimmering peach, cream and silver. The scientific term for the kind of shimmer that gives this stone its magical look is schiller or adularescence. It comes from two types of feldspar intergrown. When you're wearing moonstone, those scientific things don't matter, of course. You just revel in being part of that lovely shimmering. For a necklace that's a shimmering Renaissance "stranger stopper," combine multicolor moonstone beads with small antique brass flower beads, flower with leaf charms and leaf clasps. When complete strangers ask you where you got your beautiful jewelry, you'll have the pleasure of being able to say, "I made it myself."

Metaphysical/Healing Properties

An epidemic is going around. Nearly everyone in southern Oregon seems to exhibit some of its symptoms. A friend in China's e-mail message is full of them. My daughter in Virginia and a brother in Nebraska complain of it, too. That epidemic, stress, seems to be rampant lately.

Moonstone helps with stress by calming the mind and soothing the spirit. It's so effective that gem therapists and ayurvedic doctors use a purified form of it (called godanti) to cure anxiety and strengthen the will. So, if you're feeling stressed and anxious like so many people I know, here's my prescription: put on your most beautiful moonstone jewelry, pour yourself a cup of tea (or a glass of your favorite wine), kick off your shoes and put up your feet. If you don't own any moonstone jewelry, create some. And the sooner, the better. In fact, create a whole jewelry chest full of it. Everywhere I turn I see more people who need it.

Mineral Information Potassium feldspar
Chemical Composition K(AlSi3O8)
Color Peach, cream and silver
Hardness 6 to 6-1/2 (Mohs)
Specific Gravity 2.56 - 2.58
Refractive Index 1.520 - 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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