|Colour||White, cream, blue, yellow, pink, purple, green|
|Appearance||Milky to translucent|
|Hardness||6 - 6.5|
|Source||India, Sri Lanka, Australia, Burma, Mexico, Brazil, Norway, Switzerland, Madagascar, and Tanzania.|
June babies are spoilt for choice with 3 traditional birthstones. Moonstone, Alexandrite, and Pearl. Moonstone also celebrates the 13th wedding anniversary.
Like Labradorite, Moonstone is a feldspar mineral. The captivating blue flash of a moonstone is an optical phenomenon known as adularescence.
The Ancient Romans speculated that the gem was formed from drops of moonlight.
Similarly, in Ancient India it was thought moonstone was formed from moonbeams. It was believed that holding a moonstone in your mouth during a full moon, you would allow you to see your future.
Eastern Asian cultures believed that a live spirit dwelled inside moonstone.
Moonstone is thought to be an amulet of protection for travellers, a symbol of love, and a path to wisdom.
It is believed to promote a calm mind, encouraging peace, harmony and balance, enhancing intuition and improving confidence.