India Moonstone shaped and polished into a cabochon. Cabochons are used in stone jewelry creations by jewelry artists and jewelry designers to create unique wearable art and this India Moonstone Cab is a one-of-a-kind little treasure!
Moonstone is a mineral of the orthoclase feldspar group and is composed of potassium aluminum silicate. It is distinguished from other similar stones by the presence of adularescence. Though the stone has optical qualities similar to some labradorite stones, labradorite is a plagioclase feldspar whereas moonstone is orthoclase feldspar. Plagioclase feldspar is composed of calcium and sodium and orthoclase feldspar is composed of potassium.
Adularescence is the optical phenomenon that causes the extraordinary glow on the surface of moonstone. The light moves across the stone much like moonlight would glide across a large body of calm water. This happens when light reflects off of the thin layers of different feldspar minerals within moonstone. The layers act as a diffuser, softening the light and allowing it to bounce around the stone.
Moonstone is a Stone of protection. Brings hope and enhances sensitivity, intuition and psychic abilities.
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