Moonstone is a sodium potassium aluminium silicate which belongs to the feldspar group.
It gets it’s name from the visual sheen which occurs when light diffracts within the micro structure of the feldspar layers.
Moonstone has been used in jewelry for thousands of years, as seen in ancient civilizations.
The Romans were fond of moonstone as they believed it came about from the solidifying of the rays of the Moon on the rock. The Greeks as well associated moonstone with their lunar deities.
Moonstone deposits have be found in Armenia, Australia, the Australian Alps, Mexico, Madagascar, Myanmar, Norway, Poland, India, Sri Lanka and the United States.
Moonstone is said to be a healing stone and one which signifies ‘new beginnings’ encouraging inner growth, strength and emotional healing, while soothing stress and emotional instability, and providing calmness.