June Birthstone: Moonstone

June Birthstone: Moonstone


June Birthstone: Moonstone

Starlit Moonstone Ring


Properties
Colour White, cream, blue, yellow, pink, purple, green
Appearance Milky to translucent
Hardness 6 - 6.5
Rarity Common
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.


History

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. 


Healing

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.


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One thought on “June Birthstone: Moonstone

  1. avatar Australianopaldirect.com says:

    Every gemstone is precious and has interesting history. My birthstone is opal and I love to collect more information about it. This habit of mine makes me keen to know more about gems their history and their formation . I really enjoyed reading your blog.

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