A nearly pellucid variety of feldspar, showing pearly or opaline reflections from within. It is used as a gem. The best specimens come from Ceylon.
the semi circular stone step before a shrine (also chandrasila)
translucent milky stone with a little iridescence (catches the light much like Tiger's Eye). Can be found in several colors, most common are whitish-clear, various shades of grey, and light peach.
an opalescent, pearly bluish colored stone. Used in making costume jewelry during the 30's and 40's.
Moonstone is a gemstone in the Feldspar family. It exhibits a range of colors including yellow, a pale silver sheen, a blue and even pink. On Mohsâ€™ scale of hardness, moonstone is 6-6.5. It has a vitreous luster and primary sources include Sri Lanka, Burma (Myanmar), Brazil, India, Madagascar and the United States. (See Moonstone Facts.) (Note: Sources listed in order of primary and secondary deposits.)
a transparent or translucent gemstone with a pearly luster; some specimens are orthoclase feldspar and others are plagioclase feldspar
a black stone that has the power to open and close moongates
a type of gemstone
is the opalescent variety of orthoclase from the feldspar family. Its appearance gives its name as it has a blue or white sheen, like the shine of the moon. Its alternate layers of albite and orthoclase feldspar cause the reflection of light from its internal structure giving the illusion of three dimensions with an almost transparent glow to its appearance. It is considered to have mysterious and magical qualities as well as promoting tenderness and protecting true love. They are found in Sri Lanka, India, Brazil, Madagascar, Burma, Australia and the USA.
A beautiful variety of feldspar which come primarily from Sri Lanka, but is also found in the USA, Brazil and Madegascar. Moonstones have a magical soft pearly reflective appearance to them called adularescence. Commonly available in white, moonstones are also available in peach, green, or grey varieties.
a kind of milky white quartz.
Not only the name of a gemstone, but also the name of a fictional famous diamond in a classic genre-setting detective mystery story by author Wilkie Collins.
moon worshipers and others revere this stone for its opalescent sheen. And in the case of Rainbow moonstone, the opalescence is even more colorful. It is said to improve passion between lovers, and protects women in matters of reproduction.
This enchanting milky sheen stone is a member of the Feldspar family and connects one with deeper wisdom. The energy of moonstone is balancing and introspective & reflective. This stone is associated with the moon. Moonstone is helpful in changing structure in ones life on a physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual level. It relates to new beginnings and aids in shedding light on the fact that our new beginnings are the fruition of each end. Moonstone is the stone for hoping and wishing. It represents spiritual awareness and aids in female health and wellbeing.
Moonstone is one of the best known and most valuable varieties of feldspar. This translucent gemstone features an iridescent sheen called “adularescence.
Moonstone is an opalescent feldspar. It is claimed to promote long life and happiness and is said to attract friendship and loyalty towards the wearer. It acts as a mediator between mind and emotions and allows peace of mind and accessibility to one's inner self. Helps soothe and balance emotion. In healing terms, it is often used to reduce excess fluid in the body and to reduce the swelling caused by this fluid. Used in women suffering from pre-menstrual tension. Gives inspiration, encourages personal attachments. Helps obtain humanitarian love, romance and sensitivity.
Moonstone (orthoclase) is a semi-translucent stone that is made of albite and orthoclase feldspar. It is usually whitish-blue, but can be colorless, yellow, orange, gray, or even reddish. Moonstone is usually set as a cabochon. Moonstone was very popular early in the 20th century and was extensively used in Art Nouveau jewelry. Moonstone has a hardness of 6 and a specific gravity of 2.57. It is monoclinic; it has one two-fold axis of symmetry. Adularia is a common type of moonstone. Oligoclase is another type of moonstone; Labradorite and albite are rare forms.
So-called by the Romans who thought the stones were actually made from moonlight
A variety of feldspar, Moonstone has a bluish-white opalescence, and hence comes it's value as an ornamental stone. Though usually ranging from white to soft blue, Moonstone can show itself in a variety of colors.
Moonstone is a feldspar. It is receptive and comes in blue, white, or pink opalescent colours. It has long been dedicated to the Moon goddess. It is protective and should be carried when away from home. If you are on a diet, wear a charged moon stone and reprogram your eating habits. Eat light meals with lots of steamed vegetables and fresh fruit, avoiding sugar and red meats.
(1632) A transparent or translucent feldspar of pearly or opaline lustre. The best moonstones, clear with a silky or blue sheen, or "adularescence" as this play of light is known, came from Burma and Sri Lanka, but are now rare.
A feldspar gemstone featuring adularescence, which describes a sheen that appears to float within a stone.
transparent, slightly iridescent, milky white variety of feldspar with white or light blue opalescent spots. Moonstone is considered a good luck stone, especially for lovers.
Optimara super miniature variety. See Little Moonstone.
A translucent stone, which is often bluish in color, yet sometimes white.
A variety of feldspar that is transparent or translucent. Moonstone has been imitated in glass.