Moonstone

Moonstone is semi-precious gemstone that belongs to Feldspar group. It comes in a range of colours spanning yellow, gray, green, blue, peach and pink—sometimes even displaying a star or cat’s eye

The finest moonstones are usually colourless, very translucent, or almost perfectly transparent. When light correctly reflects off the stone, they exhibit a moonlight glowing effect called ‘adularescence’.

A Moonstones captivating allure and beauty has meant its been a popular gemstone throughout history. In many ancient civilisations it was commonly used in jewellery. The Romans held moonstones in high esteem as they believed it held some form of magical powers.

Moonstones are found in India, Australia, Myanmar, Madagascar and the United States. It has a fairly low hardness of 6 on the Mohs scale, which makes it slightly more susceptible to cracking than other gemstones.

Moonstone, along with pearl and alexandrite, is a birthstone for June. This beautiful gemstone is thought to help reduce worry, stress, and anxiety, while helping the wearer see the positives in life. The semi-precious gemstone symbolises tranquility, calm, balance, and beauty.

Moonstone is said to acts as the ultimate aphrodisiac by igniting passion and fire, and thought to hold a soothing energy that surrounds you with love. In ancient civilisations Moonstone was also known as the ‘Traveller’s Stone’ as it was believed to protect travellers at night. It has also been used to treat insomnia and sleepwalking as its thought to help encourage a sound sleep and prompt positive dreams.