Get to Know the Moonstone Crystal
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.
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.
What are the healing properties of Moonstone?
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.
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.
Localities: Brazil, Germany, India, Madagascar, Mexico, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, and the United States.
Birthstone: Alternative for June