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.
The gentle cloudy bluish-white light perceived in the heart of a #moonstone earns it the designation of “phenomenal”. And phenomenal it is! But it is a relatively straightforward growth pattern that causes this magic. The gem is composed of two different types of #feldspar that vary from one another in thickness and regularity, scattering the light in many directions and creating what is known as #adularescence. #phenomenalgem #fineearrings #YaelDesigns
The minerals in the feldspar family make up more than half of the Earth’s rocky crust. Occasionally these common minerals form crystals that shimmer like the light of the moon. Called iridescence, this phenomenon is caused by light scattering off closely spaced layers in the feldspar crystals. The gems cut from these crystals are called moonstone, sunstone, & labra-dorite. Moonstones are the most highly prized of the feldspar gems.
Unpolished moonstone from Moonstone Beach, Cambria, California. Most of these rocks are not local; most travel from India and Sri Lanka. When polished they take on a silvery light in white, flash blue and rainbow.
Moonstone; it is said if you give your lover a moonstone necklace when the moon is full you will always have passion with each other. It has been worn as an amulet to bring good emotions to the wearer. It can reunite lovers who have quarreled. Moonstone is a highly valued gemstone for these reasons: Brings good fortune, Assists in foretelling the future, Enhances intuition, Promotes inspiration, Brings success in love as well as business matters & offers protection on land and at sea.