For all you June birthdays or people who want to harvest female energy or believe in the power of manifestation, moonstone is the gemstone that you need to have in your jewellery collection.
The Meaning of Moonstone
Moonstone is a beautiful gemstone that has been prized for centuries for its delicate beauty and its supposed magical properties. It is said to be a stone of feminine energy, and to promote intuition, inspiration, and new beginnings.
History of Moonstones
We have a long history with choosing the moonstone for gemstone jewellery. It was mentioned in the Bible, and it was also used by the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. In India, moonstone was considered to be a sacred stone, and it was often used in religious ceremonies.
The ancient Romans believed that is was formed by beams of moonlight. They said Diana, the goddess of the moon, could be seen within the stone and anyone who owned it would be given love, wisdom and good fortune. To make it even more desired they believe it would keep the mind clear, so it's owner could make the wisest and smartest choice in life, even enhancing the wearer's ability for second-sight or prophecy
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The first moonstones were found in Sri Lanka, and they were soon exported to other parts of the world. Moonstones were particularly popular in the Middle Ages, and they were often used in jewellery and other decorative items.
Moonstone Properties and Symbolism
Moonstone is often used in jewellery, and it can be found in a variety of shapes and sizes. The moonstones used in Claire Hill Designs jewellery are white. They are sometimes used in meditation and healing rituals.
Moonstone is said to be beneficial for the following:
- Intuition: To promote intuition and psychic abilities. It can help you to tap into your inner wisdom and to make better decisions.
- Inspiration: To promote inspiration and creativity. It can help you to come up with new ideas and to express yourself more fully.
- New beginnings: To promote new beginnings and to help people move on from difficult times. It can help you to let go of the past and to embrace the future.
What Is Moonstone?
Moonstone is a type of feldspar, a group of minerals that are common in the Earth's crust. Feldspars are made up of silicon, aluminium, and oxygen, and they can be found in a variety of colours, including white, pink, yellow, green, and blue.
Moonstone gets its name from its distinctive appearance. When light hits a moonstone, it creates a shimmering or opalescent effect that is often compared to the light of the moon. This effect is caused by the way that light interacts with the mineral's internal structure.
How strong is Moonstone?
Moonstone is a relatively soft gemstone, with a hardness of 6 to 6.5 on the Mohs scale. This means that it can be easily scratched by harder materials, such as steel or diamonds.
Despite its softness, moonstone is a popular gemstone for jewellery. It is often used in pendants, earrings, and rings. Moonstone can also be used in other decorative items, such as figurines and vases.