There is something so dreamy about moonstone.
From colourless through to grey, brown, yellow, green and pink, this alluring stone ranges in clarity from transparent through to translucent.
Moonstone is a sodium potassium aluminium silicate and belongs to the feldspar group.
With a shimmering almost iridescent exterior, when light falls on moonstone it produces ‘adularescence’. Adularescence is the light that appears to billow across a gem. Other feldspar minerals can also show adularescence including labradorite and sanidine (reference: GIA).
Moonstone is the alternative birthstone for June, along with pearl and alexandrite.
A stone for “new beginnings”, moonstone is a stone of inner growth, strength, intuition, inspiration, success and good fortune. It soothes emotional instability and stress, and stabilises the emotions, providing calmness.
Chat to us about your dream moonstone jewellery piece and we can sketch out some ideas and show you our range of loose moonstones on hand. We can also source your very own special moonstone.
Visit us at 24 St Quentin Avenue Claremont or contact us to find out more.
(The ring pictured has been crafted in 18ct yellow gold and set with 2 grey moonstone cabochons totalling 15.18cts and 14 round brilliant cut diamonds totalling 0.23cts. Click here to view more on this spectacular moonstone ring).
Pearls are one of nature’s most precious objects. Formed within the soft tissue of shelled molluscs, they are composed of calcium carbonate. Read more here ...
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