Moonstones Beads are beautiful and mysterious with their deep blue flame that looks like trapped moonlight. Long valued for their beauty and power, these little pieces of moonlight make beautiful, ethereal jewelry.
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Moonstone is a mineral composed of sodium, potassium, aluminum and silica, with layers of feldspar inside. It flashes with a blue internal flame when moved in the light in an effect known as adularescence. This is similar to the play of fire in an opal. Moonstones come from Australia, Austria, Burma, Madagascar, Norway, Poland, Sri Lanka, India, the United States and Mexico, and has been designated as the state gem of Florida. Moonstone beads come in different colors: blue or cat’s eye, gray, white, yellow and rainbow.
Moonstone jewelry has been popular since ancient times. The stone was first used in India, where it was said to be made from moonbeams that solidified because the adularescence made the stone look like the moon shining through clouds. The Romans used moonstones, but they really came into their own during the Art Nouveau era when designers Rene Lalique and Louis Comfort Tiffany set moonstone beads in many of their detailed filigree pieces made of platinum. The pale gems became popular again in the 1960s with customers who appreciated the stone’s ethereal look.
The Romans connected the moonstone with their lunar goddess, Diana, and moonstone jewelry was considered to be at the peak of its power during the full moon. Giving your lover a moonstone necklace when the moon was full was supposed to ensure that they would always love you, so it became a popular wedding gift. Moonstone is considered a woman’s stone and is said to help young women find balance in the physical, mental and spiritual areas. It stimulates the functioning of the pineal gland and can be used to bring hormonal cycles into balance with nature's rhythms. Other spiritual properties of moonstones are attracting good fortune, increasing intuition and insight, enhancing creative inspiration, bringing success in love and business and protecting travelers.
Different colors of moonstone beads do different things.
Blue, or cat's eye, moonstone is a meditation aid and helps clear the mind and allow inner visions to come through. It also helps the wearer to see emotional patterns in life and to balance male and female energy.
Gray moonstone is the stone of the clairvoyant or shaman, and helps with trance journeys. Some call it the stone of the new moon because it is tied to potential.
White moonstone is the stone of the full moon. It supports relationships, strengthens psychic abilities, creates balance for women and helps drive away nightmares.
Yellow or orange moonstone soothes anxiety and quiets the mind.
Rainbow moonstonediffuses energy to all parts of a person’s aura. It is strongly connected to goddess energy and provides psychic protection to the wearer.
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