Natural moonstones may seem plain, but in jewelry they are breathtaking! Varga / Pixabay
Moonstones have long been thought to hold exotic, mystical and healing properties. The ancient Greeks and Romans were know to have created moonstone jewelry because they believed that the stones were connected to their lunar gods and goddesses. In fact, the ancient Romans believed that these stones were solidified moon rays.
Actually, moonstones are made of feldspar. They are usually pearly white with an opalescent luster and they often contain pale shades of other colors including blue, grey, pink, green, and brown. The stone only ranks 6.0 on the 10 point Mohs hardness scale, which means it can be easily chipped. Moonstone jewelry should be treated with care and respect.
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Many people love to own moonstones because they are one of the June birthstones. If you know someone born in June, this jewelry can make a wonderful gift. Although moonstones can be set in any metal, their pale coloring often lends itself best to sterling silver, as you will see in the items of jewelry shown below.
The stone is mined around the world in such diverse countries as Australia, Austria, Mexico, Madagascar, India, Poland and the United States. It has been selected by the state of Florida as the official state gem.
It is a very affordable type of jewelry that is also dramatic to wear. It is usually combined with sterling silver, although it can be combined with other stones and metals.
Above are a few more of my favorite moonstone jewelry choices from Amazon, including unpolished beads you can use to make your own moonstone jewelry. The Moon and Tides pendant is especially popular. You can also use the search bar to search for other selections you may love even more!
(Facts about moonstone courtesy of www.en.wikipedia.org.
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