Moonstone is a layered gemstone mineral of orthoclase and Albite. Moonstone is mainly produced in Sri Lanka, Myanmar, India, Brazil, Mexico and the European Alps, of which Sri Lanka produced the most precious.
Moonstone is usually colorless to white, also can be light yellow, orange to light brown, Blue Gray or green, transparent or translucent, with a special moonlight effect, hence the name. This is due to the parallel intergrowth of Lamellar Aphanites of the two feldspar, which scatter the visible light with slight difference in refractive index, and may be accompanied by interference or diffraction when there is cleavage plane, the composite effect of Feldspar on light causes the surface of feldspar to produce a blue floating light. If the layer is thick, gray-white, floating light effect to be worse.
As the most valuable variety of the feldspar class, moonstone is quiet and simple, and the transparent gemstone shines with a blue pulsating light reminiscent of the moonlight. The beauty of its gentleness is its charm. The moonstone has long been thought of as a gift from the moon, as if it had a mysterious and irresistible power. According to Legend, when the moon is full, wearing a moonstone can meet a good lover. Therefore, the Moon Stone is called “Lover Stone”, is a symbol of friendship and love, is the best gift to love. In the United States, Indians as a “Sacred stone”Moonstone, is the thirteenth wedding anniversary of the gemstone. For girls, wearing moonstone for a long time can improve their temperament from the inside out, making them elegant and easy-going. At the same time, the moonstone is also the birthday stone in June, symbolizing health, wealth and longevity.
|Place of Origin||China|
|Gemstone Shape||Round Brilliant Cut|
|Gemstone Weight||According to the size|
|Available shapes||Round/Square/Pear/Oval/Marquise shape|
Specific gravity: 2.57 refractive index: 1.52——1.53
[ URL ] crystal structure: Monoclinic [/URL ]
composition: Potassium Sodium silicate
hardness: 6.5 — 6.