Moonstones

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Information about Moonstones
Discover some fascinating information about Moonstones.

  • Facts and Information about Moonstones
  • Guide to Moonstones
  • Use of Moonstones in jewelry

What are Moonstones?
What exactly are Moonstones? The definition of a Moonstone is as follows:

  • The moonstone is characterised by a silvery or bluish iridescence or shimmering play of light called 'adularescence'. Ancient people believed they could recognise in it the crescent and waning phases of the moon, hence its name.
  • Another synonym for moonstone is 'selenite', from the Greek 'selene' ('moon').
  • The moonstone is a transparent or translucent gemstone with a pearly luster
  • Some specimens are orthoclase feldspar and others are plagioclase feldspar
  • Feldspar is a name given to a group of minerals, closely related in crystalline form
  • The moonstone is of the feldspar variety called 'adularia' which is found in the Alps near the Adula Group giving rise to the name 'adularia'.

 

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The Colors of Moonstones
Moonstones come in a wide range of natural colors and shades including grey, white, pink, green and brown, however the most valuable of these gemstones are deep blue. Color is mainly caused by the gemstone's selective absorption of certain wavelengths of light called the body color. In gemstones, color consists of three components:

  • Hue - the first impression of the color
  • Tone - the lightness or darkness of color ranging from light to medium to dark
  • Saturation - the intensity of a gemstone's color which is measured from dull to strong to vivid

Birthstone Facts and Information about Moonstones
The following list provides Birthstone facts and information about the Moonstone:

  • It is an alternate birthstone of the month of July
  • It is also the Wedding anniversary gemstone for the 13th year of marriage
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Cancer dates: June 22 - July 22
  • Cancer - The Third Sign of the Zodiac: The sign of the Crab
  • Ruling Planet of Cancer: Mercury
  • Alternate Birthstones of Cancer: Emeralds, Sardonyx, Pearls and Rubies

History, Significance and Properties of Moonstones
In ancient history it was believed to be powerful in reconciling lovers, and helpful to consumptives when the Moon is increasing in light, but when the Moon is waning, its stone will only enable its wearer to foretell future happenings. The virtues attributed to this stone were to protect from harm and danger in travelling by sea and land; to give mental inspiration, and to bring success and good fortune in love; also to preserve its wearer against dropsy and other watery diseases to which the Cancer type is liable.

Moonstones Jewelry
Moonstones jewelry is extremely popular especially for those nearest and dearest. All different types of jewelry containing Moonstones are available including:

  • Moonstone rings
  • Moonstone bracelets
  • Moonstone pendants
  • Moonstone earrings
  • Moonstone necklaces

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Birthstones & Jewelry Insurance
Your home insurance policy may not fully cover you for birthstone jewelry insurance, engagement ring insurance or wedding ring insurance. Your home insurance policy probably covers jewelry theft, but not loss that occurs for other reasons. A typical home insurance policy will only usually pay a maximum of $1,000 for jewelry theft. Obtain a Jewelry Insurance quote from the Chubb group of jewelry insurance.

Moonstones

  • Facts and Information
  • Guide to Moonstones
  • Use of Moonstones in jewelry
  • Information & Facts about Moonstones
  • Colors
  • Symbolism and significance

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