Moonstone

Moonstone

Hardness: 6-6.5 Mohs

Enhancement Code: Natural

Quality Information:

Standard: Milky, transparent to opaque, medium dome

Rainbow: Displays spectral colours of red, blue and green; transparent to opaque

Care: Rated “good” for everyday wear. Avoid exposure to heat, contact with chemicals, and protect from scratches and harsh blows. To clean, gently scrub with a soft toothbrush and a solution of mild dish soap and warm water.

Major Sources: Australia, Brazil, India, Madagascar, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, United States

A milky gem shimmering with discreet glimmers of light – small wonder that ancients believed that moonstone was actually rays of moonlight given solid form. Prized throughout the ancient world, many regarded this magical stone as holy.

The state gemstone of Florida, ironically it is not found in that state: it was named in 1970 in honor of the lunar landing of Apollo 11. Considered a birthstone for June, the mystical beauty of this unusual gem makes it ideal for vintage and romantic settings.

Actually a colourless form of labradorite, rainbow moonstone has all the beauty and mystery of true moonstone, yet is more transparent. Believed to arouse romantic tenderness, rainbow moonstone makes a marvelous gift for all romantic occasions.

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