Moonstone ring meaning

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about Moonstone


Do you know that a moonstone ring can uncover your female energy and become a talisman to help you in your everyday life?


The Moonstone is a unique mineral that looks like as if it has hidden the charming moonlight inside itself. The gem has received its name for its appearance: the color is delicate, shining like true moonlight. It has been used for thousands of years, it is connected to many legends and, usually, it is associated with deities. Many women and men thousands years ago and even now prefer Moonstone rings. The moonstone hides many secrets inside, it is truly a woman’s stone with unique healing, magical and metaphysical properties. It helps women boost their intuition and creativity, harmonize their inner self and helps attune them to natural rhythms. And the most importantly– this amazing mineral fits women of any age. What is this stone? How exactly does it help and why has its beauty and magic attracted people all around the world for thousands of years?

Moonstone hides many secrets inside, it is truly a woman’s stone with unique healing properties


WHAT IS THE MOONSTONE?


It has to be said right at the beginning that a moonstone isn’t one specific stone, but a group of minerals that are connected by the same optical effect: it includes rainbow moonstone, white moonstone, peach moonstone and others. Those minerals are feldspars. The moonstone consists of two mixed types of feldspar – orthoclase and albite, which differ in color. We will talk more about that a little bit later in this article. The stones are adorned with blue flares that remind you of soft moonlight.

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GEOLOGIC AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

Back in ancient times, people connected the moonstone with impressive legends about the goddesses of the Moon, Love, Hunt and many different people believed that it was connected to the Moon itself. Because of that, many think that the moonstone is space-borne, but in reality, it is not directly connected to the Moon itself. The moonstone is mined from the core of the Earth, it has completely terrestrial origins and is created from hot solutions of sodium and silicon. During volcanic activity, the crystals rise from the core of the Earth fuse with each other in layers and solidify. That’s how an incredibly beautiful mineral is made.

The moonstone isn’t the hardest mineral according to Moh’s scale – it’s only 6-6.5 out of 10. But a refined stone in jewelry will serve you for a long time.

Usually, the moonstone is refined by turning it into round or oval high-dome cabochon. It is rarely faceted because the flares are almost unnoticeable and that is the main thing that attracts people.

Sometimes the moonstone isn’t being processed at all, leaving it as a Raw Moonstone. It looks unusual and the flares are less noticeable, but in some jewelry or amulets, it looks more impressive that way.

The peak of Adular, Switzerland, is where the moonstone was first discovered. People often found transparent stones that shone like the enchanting moonlight. That’s how the stone got its name. Nowadays, the most valuable sources of quality mineral are in India and Sri-Lanka island, as well as Myanmar, Brazil and some other countries.

It should be noted that the moonstone is collected “by hand,” meaning that people dig through mineral-containing gravel themselves. There are no mechanized mines, everything is done manually, like it was thousands of years ago. This type of production is the least harmful to the environment.













MOONSTONE TYPES AND DIFFERENCE

Buying moonstone jewelry, you will encounter a baffling price difference. Why is that? Because the stone’s value depends on the color intensity, the stone’s size and transparency levels. Few know that there are multiple kinds of moonstone:

Blue Moonstone

Blue moonstone – a transparent stone with a blue-like tint. Gems with enchanting rich blue color are the most valuable and desirable. This effect is most noticeable under natural lighting. Blue moonstone helps to keep your mind clear and focused.

Rainbow Moonstone

Rainbow Moonstone – has reflections that look like a rainbow. This unusual effect differentiates this stone from others. Besides being pretty, it helps with sleep, clears the mind and rebalances emotions.

Gray Moonstone

Gray moonstone – this kind of moonstone is also known as the “new moon stone.” Gray colored, transparent, may contain inclusions.

White Moonstone

White moonstone – white moonstone with flickering inside.

Peach or yellow Moonstone

Peach or yellow moonstone – this is a gem with a gentle yellow-tinted peach color. It removes negative emotions and purifies the soul.

Green Moonstone

Green moonstone – a green-colored gem, it’s not as transparent as the blue moonstone, but has its own charm: if you look at it from above, you can see the light that comes from inside the stone and is reminiscent of moonlight.

Pink Moonstone

Pink moonstone – this stone is pink or yellowy-beige colored, looks very woman-like and charming. Usually, you can find a “cat’s eye” among them or a gem with asterism.

There are other gems in the same geological group as the moonstone, which are no less popular and widely used in jewelry:

Amazonite – unlike the other kinds of moonstone, amazonite is not transparent, tinted blue-green or cyan. The stone can be of different colors, such as violet, orange, grey or red. The most popular in both male and female groups is the blue-green one.

Orthoclase – a transparent stone, colored light-blue and tinted yellow. This was the gem that was first found at Mount Adular mentioned before.

Any moonstone looks unique and enchanting. There are also extremely rare samples, for instance those with “cat’s eye” or “starry sky” effects.

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RAINBOW MOONSTONE AND LABRADORITE – same mineral, but different stones?

We noticed that clients have questions about moonstones and labradorites because they mix them up a lot. That’s not surprising – they are almost identical in structure, but different in color. Let’s see how they are similar and what is the difference:

SIMILARITY OF LABRADORITE AND RAINBOW MOONSTONE

  1. Both stones are from the feldspar group;
  2. Same hardness;
  3. Possess similar optical effects, mainly the famous flares – adularescence (Rainbow Moonstone) and labradorescence (Labradorite). Adularescence is an effect where the moonstone surface reflects blue shades. Labradorescence reflects light from inside the stone, unlike adularescence. That’s why it looks like the gem is gleaming in the gem’s core.
  4. Both labradorite and Rainbow moonstone are tinted blue. That’s the reason people confuse the gems.
  5. The chemical formula of Rainbow Moonstone (Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8] is exactly the same as Labradorite. Because... unlike other types of Moonstone, Rainbow Moonstone is actually a variety of Labradorite!

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RAINBOW MOONSTONE AND LABRADORITE

  1. Aside from blue and light-blue shades, labradorite can be tinted green, brown and violet, unlike moonstone.
  2. The moonstone is transparent or half-transparent with white inclusions, labradorite is not transparent and lacks white inclusions.

What does adularescence mean?

When we talk about moonstones, we can’t forget about adularescence – an effect that causes a refined moonstone to reflect light-blue lights on its surface, making the stone twinkle. This effect is breathtaking in the world of gems. It happens when light and a layer of albite (small crystals) inside the gem interact. It is important to understand that the thinner the layer is, the more intense the sparkling will be.

Modest colors of the moonstone combined with the slight sparkling makes the gem a perfect fit for jewelry with a sensitive feminine aura.













MOONSTONE IN DIFFERENT CULTURES

The peak of Adular, Switzerland was where the first high quality gem was discovered. In many cultures, the moonstone was considered sacred and moonstone jewelry was more valuable than baubles from other natural stones and sometimes even gold.

Here are a few facts about moonstones in different cultures:

Moonstone in India

The moonstone is sacred in India. People believe that these crystals were brought to us by Lakshmi and Vishnu, who received them as a gift from The Moon. In this culture, the moonstone symbolizes love, passion and luck, and the person who possesses Moonstone is able to see into the future and control destiny. It is believed that moonstone jewelry can awaken love in a person. They are also considered to be “dream gems” that bring their owner beautiful dreams at night. India holds the stone sacred to this day.

Moonstone in Ancient Greece

According to Greek mythology, the moonstone is connected to three goddesses: Artemis - the goddess of hunt, fertility and chastity; Selene – the goddess of the Moon and Hecate – the goddess of magic and moonlight. In Greece, the moonstone was considered to be a gift from the hyperboreans that allowed someone to peer into the future. The gem allowed heroes to pass insurmountable challenges and difficulties, and to defeat dangerous foes.

Moonstone in Rome

In Rome, the stone was favored by Diana – the goddess of the Moon. Ancient Romans believed that the stone would grant its owner luck, riches, wisdom and love. It has been said that the moonstone possesses properties that were associated with the Goddesses and the Moon like romance, intuition, femininity, emotions and dreams. Also, Romans believed that this mineral helped clear the mind and granted wise decisions.

Moonstone in other cultures

  • In Europe, the stone was not valued as a gem for a long time, but it was popular with mages and fortune tellers.
  • Many different cultures associated (and some still do) the stone with travels. It was even called the “wayfarer’s stone” and used to protect people on a long journey.
  • In ancient Eastern culture, the moonstone was considered a talisman that could be carried on Mondays to bring luck to its owner.

In India people believed that Moonstones were brought to us by Lakshmi and Vishnu, who received them as a gift from The Moon.


METAPHYSICAL, HEALING AND MAGICAL PROPERTIES OF MOONSTONE

The moonstone is a mineral that was assigned many different magical and healing qualities in the past. Modern high-profile and experienced astrologists also claim that the moonstone has unusual qualities.

MOONSTONE METAPHYSICAL MEANING

Feminine energy
The moonstone is being considered a female stone – it gives you confidence, emphasizes and amplifies female energy and helps to set natural energy cycles.
This amazing mineral is known to influence one’s emotional state and possess a calming effect. It rebalances female emotions. Tenderness, deep feelings and enhanced intuition are the gifts that the moonstone can grant a woman. It reveals the woman’s strength and even gives potential clairvoyance.
The gem also influences the female reproductive system, increases fertility and helps during pregnancy and childbirth.

Gemstone of New Beginning
The moonstone is the “gemstone of new beginning.” It has a strong connection to the Moon and intuition. It amplifies our emotional and subconscious aspects.

Gemstone of Love
It is also called “the gemstone of lovers,” which grants warm feelings and guards the true happiness of love.

Aura Cleansing
Wearing a moonstone enhances our intuition, helps to get rid of bad thoughts and purges the aura of negativity.

HEALING PROPERTIES OF MOONSTONE

The moonstone has a slew of medicinal qualities:

  • Has a beneficial effect on the digestive system.
  • Normalizes the work of nervous and cardiovascular systems.
  • Prevents nightmares, normalizes sleep, removes stress.
  • It is recommended that pregnant women to wear moonstone trinkets before childbirth.
  • The moonstone is recommended to all women and it is called “female stone” for a reason – it has a positive influence on the female cycle and regulates hormones and the reproductive system.

RAINBOW MOONSTONE SPIRITUAL MEANING

Back in ancient times, the moonstone was called a symbol of love. This gem attracted strong feelings. It can be seen as an amulet for people dedicated to creativity and art – the stone will help you to fully develop your creative potential. It also:

  • Increases you speechcraft and persuasion;
  • Wards off altercations;
  • Grants wisdom and sobriety;
  • Can show the future;
  • enhances extrasensory abilities;
  • Guards travelers;
  • Pacifies, quells anger.














MOONSTONE ZODIAC MATCH:
Who does moonstone fit?

According to ancient Indian knowledge of balancing energy in human body and spirit, which were first documented in old “Veda” books in 1,500 and 500 BC, certain gems match each of seven chakras and help rebalance and nourish that energy. People who study chakras will find it useful to know that the moonstone is connected to the crown chakra, which is situated in the upper part of the head. This chakra is tied to our thoughts and reactions to the environmental influences. The moonstone aids in reconfiguring the balance of the crown chakra and, correspondingly, our energy.
It may seem that the moonstone influences only one chakra, but that’s wrong: the stone affects all of them, purifying them and removing negative energy.

The power of moonstone can be felt by all zodiac signs. According to modern astrologists, the moonstone will best fit:

  • Leo
    Leos will gain strength, confidence and inner calm.
  • Virgo
    Virgos will gain wisdom, confidence and will become more prudent. The stone will help with family problems and strengthen love bonds.
  • Libra
    The gem will help Libras discover their talents and bring their creative ideas to life.
  • Scorpio
    The moonstone will help Scorpios develop their creative potential as well.
  • Sagittarius
    Sagittarians will have an easier time finding solutions to difficult problems.


The moonstone patrons who were born on a Monday – the day of The Moon.

And, of course, do not forget that it fits all women and is considered a female stone with tender energy. But it is important to possess an actual natural moonstone for it to help you. Unfortunately, it is quite easy to create a counterfeit, so be wary of purchasing fakes.


IS THE MOONSTONE A GOOD GIFT?

Moonstone jewelry is an excellent gift that many people will appreciate. In India, where the gemstone is still considered sacred, it is often used as a traditional wedding gift, as well as a means of pacifying squabbling couples.
It is also usually gifted on the 13th wedding anniversary. It is said that the gem counteracts the negative connotations of the number 13 and its multiples.
When you choose moonstone jewelry as a gift, we recommend to take note of the person’s zodiac sign, how the person behaves in life as well as their personality. As practice and demand on moonstone jewelry show, the moonstone is the number one choice of women of all ages. Sometimes men also buy big moonstone rings: in this case, the gem is either used decoratively or to match the woman’s engagement ring, or to gain support that the man needs in the current period in his life from the gemstone – mainly creativity and intuition.

CAN YOUR MOONSTONE BE COMBINED WITH OTHER GEMSTONES?

In the jewelry business, the moonstone became widespread at the tail end of the XIX century. Such trinkets were accessible only to rich people and the most posh sight was moonstone gilded in silver. Nowadays, everyone can wear moonstone jewelry. On our website, you can find gold and silver rings, pendants and sets of moonstone jewelry.
Also, it is worth mentioning the perfect union of moonstone and silver in jewelry, because many astrologists and healers call this blend the strongest for female energy development and getting maximum benefit from a moonstone’s properties because silver, being the “female metal,” develops the gemstone’s properties.

You have to remember that every gem you wear must fit with others. Here are a few recommendations from astrologists on how to combine a moonstone with other minerals:

You already know that moonstone jewelry can help you in many different aspects of your life, but what jewelry you wear is also important:

  • Rings and bracelets worn on right arm strengthen intuition and develop creativity and personal attributes.
  • Jewelry on your left arm raises your mood, helps to avoid conflicts and protects you from unkind eyes.
  • Trinkets worn on your chest or neck corresponds with friendliness and mercy, attract love and help with figuring out your feelings.

MOONSTONE IN FENG SHUI

Aside from using the moonstone in jewelry, it is also widespread as a healing crystal in practices of healers, mages, astrologists, followers of Hinduism and Tantric Buddhism and people who believe in magical properties of gemstones.
In the ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui, the moonstone was used widely thanks to the pacifying Yin energy and affiliation to the water element. The best place to put the calming stone is where the chaotic Yang energy is concentrated.

Here are a few tips on the best spots for a moonstone crystal:

  • The gemstone will influence your imagination if you put it on your work desk.
  • If the stone is placed near your bed (or under the mattress), it will increase your female energy and your ability to love.
  • Also, if it’s situated beside your bed, it will improve fertility and hormonal balance.
  • When you find the balancing point in your home, place the moonstone there — it will help bring all aspects of your life into equilibrium.

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HOW TO TAKE CARE OF A MOONSTONE

Gemstones are able to store both positive and negative energy inside of them. It happens not only when you wear them, but also during their creation — that’s why custom jewelry, that the master puts his heart and soul into, is much more valued. The person who picks such a creation will feel it instantly.
As with any other gemstone, the moonstone has to be charged.
How do you do it? For example, astrologists claim that during full moon, the stone has to be placed under moonlight to capture it. After that, you have to submerge it in water, when the moonlight gains strength, and then pull it out to dry.

The moonstone isn’t the most durable mineral, it’s quite fragile so you have to know how to take care of it:


  • Keep it in a box with soft walls or in a pouch (BlackTreeLab packaging is ideal);
  • Do not drop or hit it;
  • Don’t leave it under the sun;
  • Do not apply chemicals to the gemstone.

As you can see, these rules are applied to any piece of jewelry, so the moonstone doesn’t require some sort of special or complicated treatment.

If the stone in any Blacktreelab product is damaged, you can always contact us for assistance – everything comes with a lifetime warranty.
So moonstones are a natural treasure with a sensitive aura. Mystical, a cosmic revelation or a pacifier? Everyone can decide that for themselves. Only one thing is undoubtedly true – the stone is beautiful and draws gazes to itself. You are simply unable to remain in the shadows with a beauty like this.

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