Moonstone – a translucent bluish-silver feldspar. Its name is blue or silver-white iridescence, which generated Template Name structure. Otherwise, the moon stones are called adolari or SELENITES. In India moonstone is called chandrakanta, which means “moonlight”. It is considered the most revered stone among fans of the moon. Moonstones can be milky white, violet or like enlightened inner gold shimmer. There are moonstones with the star-shaped figures or the effect of “cat’s eye”, but such instances are rare. Color is usually white, pale grey or bluish. Treatment in the form of cabochon reveals a shimmering play of colours in blue tones, reminiscent of moonlight, that gives the stone a special attraction.
The crystals are translucent. The luster is silky, glass. Specific optical effect seen in moonstone, as well as in other types of iridescent feldspar, is called silverization (from it. Schiller – play of colors). Weakly fluorescent either in x-rays. The mineral forms transparent prismatic or tabular crystals with a bluish-white, moonlight shimmering surface. Therefore, moonstone is sometimes called “fish eye”. There are crystals and light yellow color. This mineral is extremely rare. The crystals with high quality come mainly from Sri Lanka.
The main Deposit is located in India. The light shimmer of the moon rocks this is an amazing phenomenon in the world of precious stones, called “dolarizacija”. The reason for this flicker is the internal structure of the stone in the form of lamellae. Incident light rays are refracted in the stone and scattered. Thus, there is only one of its kind light phenomenon that makes the moonstone so distinctive and so desirable. This beautiful jewel has its own weaknesses. Is its relatively low hardness. Processed moon rocks should be very careful.
Lost when wearing moon rocks Shine can be easily restored by re-sanding and polishing. Moonstone has several varieties. Sometimes moon stones are called opaque feldspars. One of them is the Labrador was opened in the XVIII century by missionaries of the German community of the Labrador Peninsula in Canada. Later large deposits of labradorite have been found in Russia – in the vicinity of St. Petersburg in 1781, during the construction of the road from St. Petersburg to the Imperial Palace in Peterhof found boulders with Labrador.
Petersburg nobility began to wear rings and rings with these stones. By the way, we have a moonstone named tousey – from the Persian “tousey” – peacock – for its resemblance to the iridescent peacock feathers. Labradorite has a beautiful play of color, and its dark variety, shining blue, called black moonstone. The richest deposits of Labrador were later opened and the Ukraine. And it was so much that he was impaired, shifted to the category of facing stones and was then used for lining the subway stations and many monumental buildings.
Very beautiful Labradors are mined in Finland and Madagascar (Madagascar moonstone). Also among the feldspars have a Sunstone (aventurine feldspar), which has an unusual sparkly Golden shimmer. It is found in Norway, USA, Russia (Selenga river flowing into Baikal). Another type of moonstone – moonstone: translucent, white, with a bluish tint. But the real gem adularia and sanidine – are still a rarity. Deposits found mainly in India, Sri Lanka and Burma.
Not so long ago, geologists discovered large deposits of sanidine in Mongolia. In many countries it is believed that the moonstone is able to protect man from the harmful influence of the moon. Litoterapevty suggest that the products of moonstone or just a piece of mineral should be worn on the body to relieve seizures of epilepsy, prevent uncontrolled outbursts of anger, healing from fears and insomnia. It is believed that this mineral has a positive effect on the urinary system.
It is good for digestive function and pituitary, improves lymph circulation, eases childbirth. Moonstone affects the heart chakra. Since ancient times, the moonstone is used to attract love. People suffering from loneliness, must wear a brooch with this mineral on the left side. The stone not only attracts love, but also evokes that a high sense of its owner. Worn on the left hand a ring with a moonstone corrects human feelings, helps to avoid conflicts, relieves stress, makes it more tolerant and merciful.
A ring on the right hand helps to relax, and awakens imagination and creative impulses. Experts say that meditating with moonstone helps to unlock the subconscious mind, hidden abilities and talents. Astrologers do not recommend using the power of moonstone fire signs — Aries, Leo, Sagittarius. The rest of the zodiac it is not contraindicated. It is especially useful Cancer. Talismans and amulets. Moonstone — talisman creative people: writers, musicians, artists. It reveals their talents, gives inspiration and stimulates creative impulses.
The stone is believed to bring happiness and treasured as a gift to loved ones, as it contributes to the awakening of tender feelings, and gives you the ability to read the future. A stone of love and harmony with the environment, moonstone many people was valued more than gold and was considered sacred. Special force moonstone is filled during the full moon. Its glow induces dreaminess, softness, tenderness, relieves tension, removes anger and overconfidence. Application. Moonstone – jewelry stone.
This gem was like a hundred years ago, in the era of “Art Nouveau”. French jeweler Rene Lalique used it in their products, which can be seen today only in museums and private collections. When buying jewelry with moonstone You can deal with the difference in prices. Price is determined by the intensity of the color, size and transparency of the stone. Great blue moonstones have an incredible three-dimensional depth of color, discernible by the rotation of the stone.
Such specimens are prized by collectors because of their rarity and, consequently, expensive. Multicolor Indian moonstones are usually less expensive than classical blue moonstones, so everyone can choose a stone that matches the taste and budget. Interesting about the moonstone. In India the moonstone was considered lucky and was sacred. Moonstone is highly prized as a gift to your loved ones, as it was considered able to arouse tender passion and to give lovers the opportunity to learn the future destiny.
In Greek mythology, pearl spar was connected with the legendary Hyperboreans. The Northern land of the Hyperboreans give to the world moonstones, comprising within them mystical revelations and the ability to visions. Mages have always valued these properties of the lunar rocks, but treated them with great caution, as the stones could destroy the wizards. And in historical documents about the Chaldeans in southern Mesopotamia in the first Millennium BC, it was reported that they especially appreciated the magical
properties of moonstone: the moon is full, when the power of the stone increased, the Chaldean priests put it under the tongue and said prayers and prophecy. Sacred and bringing happiness considered adularia in Ceylon. Not extinguished interest in the moonstone, and in the middle ages in Europe. It was called the stone of lovers, the girls wore it as an amulet and believed that it brings happiness in love. Another said that the stone cries on moonlit nights, and that gave it the moisture cured fever.
In General, moonstone is endowed and other healing properties. So, many people still believe that it helps with epilepsy, cures kidney. In addition, according to ancient tradition, moonstone is one of the best natural therapists: it helps to cope with melancholy, depression, relieves anxiety, helps to survive situations with heavy feelings and emotional stress. And some men now believe that moonstone helps to keep the hysterical seizures in women and cools lusty nymphomaniacs.
About the moonstone there are many legends. Say, for example, that on its surface appears white spot, growing to the extent that it increases the glow of the moon to the full moon. At this time, return to the stone magical powers. Since in 1868 was published his novel, Wilkie Collins ‘ “the moonstone”, the image of a mysterious mineral that affect the fate of people and associated with the deities of the East, invariably excites the mystically minded lovers of precious stones. However, Collins was referring to a yellow diamond, while moonstone is another gem: adularia, Selenite, aka mother of pearl and pearl spar. With it are associated many legends, superstitions and myths.