Moonstone, White Gemstone Properties

Design Possibilities

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.

Metaphysical/Healing Properties

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
Chemical Composition K(AlSi3O8)
Color Creamy, translucent white
Hardness 6 - 6-1/2
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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