Fun Facts About Moonstone

Did you know that moonstone is considered one of the most mystical stones in existence? This beautiful gemstone has been used throughout history for its unique properties and is said to possess a number of powerful healing qualities. If you’re curious about this fascinating stone, read on for some fun facts about moonstone! 

  • Did you know that June is one of only two months in the year with three birthstones? The month's birthstones are pearl, alexandrite, and moonstone crystal. 

  • Moonstone crystals are the most valuable stone from the feldspar family of minerals.

  • The highest-quality moonstone crystals are found in deposits in India and Sri Lanka. However, you can also spot moonstone deposits worldwide, including in the United States, Mexico, Australia, Germany, and Tanzania. However, the rarest form of moonstone crystals is found only in Sri Lanka. 

  • Moonstones get their name from their iridescent sheen, resembling a starry night sky moon. Moonstones come in blue, green, brown, yellow, peach, grey, and shades of white. Colorless moonstones with a blue sheen are considered the most valuable variety. 

  • Both moonstone and rainbow moonstone exhibit adularescence, though rainbow moonstone displays blue or rainbow tones on a transparent stone. Whereas regular moonstone displays soft white or grey undertones on an opaque stone. 

  • Moonstone properties include a hardness ranking between 6 and 6.5 on the Mohs Hardness Scale. This hardness ranking means moonstone crystals prone to breaking due to the cleavage within the stone. 

  • Moonstone healing properties vary according to the color of the stone. Blue Moonstone crystal – worn over the heart or throat chakra – enhances inner peace and tranquility; White moonstone crystal – worn over the heart – balances feminine energy and soothes emotions. Moonstone healing properties also vary according to the placement of the stone. 

  • A NASA astronaut took to the Moon in September 2001 to complete the "Apollo 11" mission to the United States. Florida officially designated moonstone a state gemstone to mark this milestone in human history.

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