Moonstone is a combination of two types of feldspar rocks with a translucent layered quality. Light passing through those layers creates the phenomenon with the iridescent glow.
Moonstone has been used in jewelry for centuries, even by ancient civilizations. The Romans admired moonstone, as they believed it was born from solidified rays of the moon. In more recent history, the moonstone became popular during the Art Nouveau period; French goldsmith Ren?? Lalique and many others created a large quantity of jewelry using this stone. It is not usually found in large pieces.
Moonstone is known as the Stone of Purity and is believed to be a stone for hoping and wishing and also for new beginnings.
• You will receive a specimen similar to that shown
• Appx. 1-1.5″