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Rainbow Moonstone

Earlier, the Rainbow Moonston was presented together with the Moonstone. But since they belong to diffrent families mineralogically, we now present them seperately. The Rainbow Moonstone is a fabulous jewellry stone with its adularescene on a light base colour. Its no surprize that its been said to have magic properties. The picture to the left shows a selection of the sizes and cuts we have in stock. The picture also shows two Moonstones, one blue and one brown. You will find moore about the Moonstone previous on the cabochon page.

 

Size: Baguette 24x9,5; 20x11,5; Baguette 18,2x10,6;

        Oval 10x14; 13x18; Drop 9x12mm (Contact Pretty Ogr

        for an up-to-date on sizes)

 

In stock:  1 of each, small oval and drop 3-5 each

 

Pris per styck:     65,00 - 95,00 SEK

Select size and shape

Rainbow moonstone is a colourless form of labradorite, a plagioclase with a multi colour adularescence on a white base. It is a member of the feldspar family which constitutes about 60% of the crust. The reason that the Rainbow moonstone still is called ‘moonstone’ is due to its adularescence which also to some makes it preferable to “true” moonstone.

The ancient Romans belived that the Rainbow moonstone consisted of lunar rays, and it was also adimered by the Greeks. It has been used in jewelry for centuries, first in ancient times, then in Art Nouveau jewelry and later by the hippie movement in the 60s where it became popular in modern New Age. It can be distinguished from "true" moonstone, that is a orthoclase, by its greater transparency and play of colour, although their value and durability do not greatly differ. The hardness in Mohs scale is the same, 6 to 6.5. Rainbow moonstone occurs in Australia, Canada, India, Madagascar, Mexico, Myanmar (Burma), Russia, Sri Lanka and the United States.

The Rainbow moonstone is believed to be a magical stone that possesses potent protective properties and helps its wearer to find his true path in life. It is meant to "bring light" to the otherwise unknown, thereby giving its wearer insight. It is also said to have the ability to bring out the positive in people and calm overactive minds, and give its carrier peace.



 

 

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Latest update: 20 oktober 2015