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Moonstone

Moonstone varies from white to gray but can also be found in peach, green, pink, brown and blue shades. Moonstone crystals tend to be associated with the feminine energy and an abundance of nurturing. Other benefits might include safe travel, happiness, hope, good fortune, spiritual insight and guidance.

We offer multiple styles of Moonstone crystals which may include tumbled stones, raw chunks, moonstone jewelry, crystal pyramids and many more wonderful carvings. In rainbow moonstone, peach moonstone, black moonstone and more options. Read more about the moonstone meaning at the bottom of the page!

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What is Moonstone?

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Moonstone crystals are members of the Feldspar mineral family. They are formed when two minerals called Orthoclase and Albite intermingle. Later on, the magma with the newly made mineral mass cools and alternating layers are formed. These thin layers scatter the light and produce the effect called adularescence which shows up as an opalescent glow on the crystal’s surface. The light also seems like it is in motion if you change the viewing angle of the piece. This can sometimes be a small flash spot, or an overall shimmer.

 

Moonstone Hardness

Moonstone, known for its captivating play of colors and alluring sheen, possesses a moderate hardness of approximately 6 on the Mohs scale. This places it in the realm of sturdy gemstones suitable for jewelry and ornamental purposes. However, due to its moderate hardness, it's advisable to handle moonstone with care to prevent potential scratches or damage. Additionally, moonstone often exhibits a fracture pattern that can range from uneven to conchoidal, adding to its unique charm. This combination of physical properties makes moonstone not only a beautiful gem but also a resilient one, cherished by those who appreciate its inner and outer beauty.

 

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Where does moonstone come from?

Moonstone crystals are found in Sri Lanka, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Mexico, Madagascar, the USA and other countries you can see below. However, the most colorful versions of this crystal (specifically rainbow moonstone) come from India. Peach moonstone and black moonstone typically are most commonly found in Madagascar however.

Like many other stones and crystals locality, clarity, size, cut, flash and other features will determine the value of a moonstone gem.  They come in a very wide range of affordable to high end.

 

What does Moonstone look like?

Rainbow moonstone is an opaque, glassy, smooth stone that is easily identified by its glow.  The raw stone is most often found in a pearly milky white color and may have spots of black and tan throughout. Moonstone can also be green, orange, pink, brown, purple, gray, or yellow but these types are not as common. It is more common to find a moonstone with flashes of blue, sometimes a subtle rainbow flash.

 

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The moonstone crystal has a distinctive opal-like feature that appears to glow and change color at different angles. This stone has a sleek texture that polishes up beautifully into spheres or other shapes. The stone has clean and reflective breaks with smooth sides and usually has many inclusions.

 

Moonstone’s glow or opal-like look is called adularescence. Adularescence happens when light falls between the stone’s thin, flat layers and scatters in many directions throughout, resulting in a unique rainbow sheen. No matter what variety of Moonstone you choose, it will definitely be beautiful to look at!

Moonstone Colors

White Moonstone

White moonstone is the most common and well-known variety. Its alluring shimmer is caused by the scattering of light by the alternating layers of orthoclase and albite feldspar within the stone. This creates a gentle white or silvery sheen that resembles the ethereal glow of the moon.

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Peach Moonstone

Peach moonstone, also known as champagne moonstone, displays a delicate peachy hue. Peach moonstone gets its coloration attributed to the presence of tiny inclusions of copper within the stone. The copper imparts warm tones, adding a subtle blush to the overall appearance of the gem.

Gray Moonstone

Gray moonstone exhibits a cool, smoky gray coloration. This hue is created by a combination of light scattering and the presence of aluminum impurities within the stone. The gray shade lends a sense of mystery and depth to the gem.

Rainbow Moonstone

Rainbow moonstone is renowned for its stunning iridescent play of colors. It displays a captivating array of hues including blue, green, pink, and sometimes even orange. The rainbow effect is caused by light interacting with the unique structural arrangement of the stone's layers, known as lamellar twinning. As light enters the stone, it is diffracted and refracted, creating a captivating display of colors.

Pink Moonstone

Pink moonstone, a variety that exudes a soft, rosy blush, is beloved for its delicate and nurturing energy. This lovely coloration is often attributed to the presence of aluminum within the stone, which interacts with light to create the gentle pink hue. 

Black Moonstone

Black moonstone, with its deep, mysterious ebony tones, is a captivating variety that stands in contrast to the more commonly seen white and peach moonstones. This dark coloration is often the result of higher concentrations of magnesium and other minerals.

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Brown Moonstone

Brown moonstone, characterized by its warm, earthy brown tones, is a lesser-known but equally enchanting member of the moonstone family. This coloration is typically influenced by the presence of iron oxide and other mineral impurities within the stone. Brown moonstone exudes a nurturing and grounding energy that connects individuals to the natural world.

Green Moonstone

Green Moonstone, also known as Garnierite, is a captivating variety of moonstone characterized by its lush green hues. Unlike the more common moonstone varieties, Green Moonstone gets its color from the presence of nickel within the stone. This unique mineral imparts the gem with its vibrant green shades, ranging from pale mint to deeper forest green.

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Peach Moonstone and Pink Moonstone, while both moonstone varieties, differ not just in color but also in their mineral compositions. Peach Moonstone obtains its warm, peachy hue from copper inclusions, making it apt for fostering emotional healing and self-love. In contrast, Pink Moonstone's rosy tint is attributed to aluminum content, aligning it with emotional harmony and tenderness.

Gray Moonstone, Brown Moonstone, and Black Moonstone, although all part of the Moonstone family, display unique colors due to varying mineral impurities. Gray Moonstone is associated with emotional balance and a touch of mystery. Brown Moonstone's earthy tones promote stability and a deeper connection to nature. Black Moonstone, with its ebony hues, encourages introspection and transformation. While these Moonstone variations share an overarching theme of emotional equilibrium, their diverse colors offer distinctive energetic qualities to cater to various spiritual and emotional needs.

 

 

Moonstone Meaning

 

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Moonstone is considered to be a talisman for travelers because it provides safe journeys with no accidents or losses. Another popular benefit is the ability to bring fortune by giving you heaps of new business ideas. It’s also the perfect crystal if you’re craving emotional balance especially in the midst of new beginnings. It connects to the Heart Chakra so it increases the nurturing feminine energy around you that will alleviate any overwhelm you might be feeling. The stone is also connected to two other important chakras such as the Third Eye Chakra and the Crown Chakra. This will strengthen your intuition which promotes you to receive important wisdom and guidance. 

 

This beautiful glowing stone is said to be linked to the energy of the moon and using moonstone (especially at night) will channel moonbeams to shine light onto your pathway to harmony and balance. This stone is also believed to raise your vibration and uplift your spirit. 

It is often associated with feminine energy, and is a great gift for expecting mothers or those who are trying to conceive.

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Moonstone Properties By Color

White Moonstone Meaning

White moonstone is often associated with intuition and divine feminine energy. It is believed to enhance psychic abilities, promote emotional balance, and facilitate connection with the lunar and goddess energies. White moonstone is also associated with new beginnings and is said to bring forth inner growth and spiritual transformation.

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Peach Moonstone Meaning

Peach moonstone, with its gentle peachy hue, is known for its nurturing and soothing qualities. It is believed to enhance self-love, encourage compassion, and promote emotional healing. Peach moonstone is often used to calm emotional turmoil, alleviate stress, and bring a sense of harmony and peace.

Gray Moonstone Meaning

Gray moonstone is associated with introspection, intuition, and emotional stability. It is believed to help one delve deep into their emotions, facilitating a greater understanding of oneself. Gray moonstone is also thought to enhance dream recall, support emotional grounding, and aid in finding balance during times of change and transition.

Rainbow Moonstone Meaning

Rainbow moonstone is renowned for its mystical and enchanting energy. It is often regarded as a stone of protection and spiritual growth. Rainbow moonstone is believed to amplify intuition, enhance psychic abilities, and promote spiritual awareness. It is also associated with emotional healing, inner strength, and aligning the chakras.

Pink Moonstone Meaning

Pink moonstone, with its soft, rosy hue, is closely linked to matters of the heart and emotional balance. It is believed to enhance feelings of love, compassion, and tenderness. Pink moonstone's energies are often associated with soothing emotional turbulence, nurturing self-love, and fostering emotional healing, making it a cherished crystal for matters of the heart.

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Black Moonstone Meaning

Black moonstone, characterized by its deep ebony tones, exudes an aura of mystery and transformation. It is believed to inspire introspection, inner growth, and profound personal change. Black moonstone's energies are often associated with grounding and connecting with one's inner self, making it a powerful companion for those seeking deep transformation and self-discovery.

Brown Moonstone Meaning

Brown moonstone, with its earthy brown shades, connects individuals to the natural world and offers a sense of stability. It is believed to ground one's energies and emotions, fostering a deeper connection with the Earth's rhythms. Brown moonstone's energies are often used to promote stability, emotional balance, and a harmonious relationship with the environment.

Green Moonstone Meaning

Green moonstone, also known as Garnierite, showcases lush green hues due to its nickel content. It is associated with heart-centered energies and is believed to harmonize emotions and encourage growth and renewal. Green moonstone's gentle, nurturing energy aligns with nature and the cycles of life, making it a valuable companion for those seeking emotional balance and a deeper connection to the natural world.

 

How to Use Moonstone

 

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Moonstones are a delicate jewelry option that will bring you the nurturing and stability you to best absorb this energy. You can also receive numerous benefits from this crystal by placing Moonstone freeforms and spheres around your space according to Feng Shui. If you need to balance feminine emotions, place it in the “kun” position of your bedroom and if you’re searching for creativity and more money the best place for it is on your office desk! You may also want to add Moonstone to your collection if you’re a Libra as it will perfectly balance you out!

 


Crystals That Work With Moonstone

Moonstone, with its gentle and intuitive energies, pairs beautifully with a variety of other crystals to create harmonious and spiritually enriching combinations. Amethyst complements Moonstone's intuitive properties, enhancing psychic abilities and promoting spiritual insight. Rose Quartz meaning combines loving energies with Moonstone, fostering self-love and deep emotional healing. Clear Quartz amplifies Moonstone's energies, making it an excellent crystal for intention setting and manifestation. Selenite can cleanse and charge Moonstone, ensuring its energies remain pure and vibrant. Labradorite meaning enhances Moonstone's mystical qualities, encouraging spiritual growth and transformation. These crystal pairings allow individuals to customize their intentions and tap into a deeper realm of spiritual and emotional exploration.

 

More About Moonstone

Moonstone is a semiprecious gem that is placed in the feldspar category because it is a combination of aluminum and potassium silica which are both types of feldspars.  It falls as a 6-6.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness.

Moonstone Localities: Brazil, Germany, India, Madagascar, Mexico, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, and the United States.

Chakra: Crown

Birthstone: Alternative for June

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 Moonstone Birthstone

Moonstone is a captivating and ethereal gemstone that serves as one of the birthstones for the month of June. As a birthstone, Moonstone is believed to bring qualities of mystery, intuition, and emotional balance to those born in this month. With its shimmering, pearly luster reminiscent of moonlight, Moonstone is often associated with the lunar goddess and is said to enhance one's feminine energy and receptivity.

In the realm of metaphysical beliefs, Moonstone is considered a stone of new beginnings, making it an ideal birthstone. It is thought to promote inner growth, strength, and emotional harmony. Moonstone is also believed to enhance intuition, aiding individuals in trusting their instincts and navigating life's changes with grace. Furthermore, it is associated with the Crown Chakra, which is linked to spiritual awareness and enlightenment, making it a stone that can help individuals connect with their higher selves.

Whether worn as jewelry or kept as a talisman, Moonstone is a symbol of inner radiance and personal transformation, making it a meaningful and beautiful choice as a birthstone for those born in June.

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