Moonstone is composed mainly of two species from the feldspar group which are the Orthoclase and Albite. Moonstone is also known as ‘Adularia’, a potassium aluminium silicate, with a crystal system is monoclinic and prismatic. Moonstone was named from a mining site at Mount Adular, now called St. Gotthard in Switzerland, with its iridescence its blue-white sheen, which is caused by its lamellar structure.
It is found in Switzerland, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Burma, Australia, India, and the United States.
Moonstone was used in Roman jewellery almost two thousand years ago, and even longer ago in the Orient.
It was a popular choice of jewellers during the Art Nouveau period. In India, Moonstone has always been a sacred stone, with special significance for lovers. It was believed that placing Moonstone in their mouths when the moon was full would allow them to see the future. Moonstone is also a traditional wedding gift there, for bringing harmony to the marriage.
In Europe, Moonstone was said to reconcile estranged lovers, and to cure sleeplessness.
Moonstone can come in a number varieties, such as White Moonstone, Rainbow Moonstone ( White Labradorite), Green Moonstone and Black Moonstone (Larvikite), Peach and Cream, Each with they own properties.
All Moonstones are a ladies stone, said to have a feminine energy, and considered to help bring a balance to the male-feminine energies. Moonstone is said to calm overreaction to situations, soothes emotional instability and stress, and stabilises the emotions.
Moonstone tumbled to a smooth finish, an ideal pocket size stone, small enough to carry around with you. Tumble Stones can also be placed around the home for their energies or can just be nice decorative items.
Moonstone crystal gemstones of varying sizes selected specially for your order.
Size approximately 3 to 4cm, weight 12g to 16g
Here at London Fossils Crystals I sell a wide range of Tumble Stones . Tumble stones are so called because a number of stones of similar sizes are placed in a barrel which is rotated (tumbled) at a speed and after a time between 3 - 5 weeks the stones are polished from rough to smooth.
(The Tumble stones we sell, have not been tumbled by ourselves)