Taking care for Moonstone

Moonstone is an incredibly popular mineral nowadays. Moonstone jewelry care is a topic of concern for many of our customers, so we've put together a detailed description of the features and ways to care for moonstone.


Moonstone is an incredibly popular mineral nowadays. If you feel comfortable wearing a moonstone every day, you may not stop doing so.



Moonstone has a slightly above average hardness of 6-6.5 out of 10 on the Mohs scale. This indicates a low hardness. Of course, it does not mean that the stone will necessarily break. It only indicates that the stone needs special care and attention. It is our opinion that every stone needs treatment and careful use, regardless of its hardness. Moonstone may get scratched during usual activities because of its low hardness.

Don't forget that moonstone is subject to temperature changes, so you shouldn't leave it in the sun or expose it to heat.

It is also worth mentioning about natural inclusions in moonstone. These inclusions are various within the stone, which should be perceived as an integral part of it. It shows that the stone is not artificial, but natural. We like such inclusions because of their uniqueness.


So how do you preserve the appearance and not ruin a moonstone?

  • When taking care of moonstone, the first thing to do is to remember to clean your moonstone jewelry. It is enough to wipe the stone with a soft cloth soaked in warm water and dish wash liquid solution, then wipe clean and leave to dry. Such cleaning may be done at home. But sometimes more serious care is needed because the dirt accumulates not only on the exposed parts of the stone but also under the stone and under the mounts which hold the stone. You can go to a jewelry shop, wherewith the help of special equipment they will clean the stone and the metal. Your jewelry piece will look as good as new.

  • Secondly, it is important not to put pressure on the mineral, it can permanently damage the stone. Ultrasonic cleaning is completely unsuitable for this stone. Various chemicals should also not be used to clean stone and metal.

  • Third, remember to take off your moonstone jewelry when taking a bath or in places such as pools, bathtubs, hot springs, etc. It is also important to take it off when you go out for sports so as not to damage it mechanically. This also applies to washing dishes and cleaning. Taking the ring off in time will keep it tidy and save you from having to repair the jewelry in a hurry.

  • Fourth, it is better to store the moonstone separately from other jewelry, in a different compartment of the jewelry box or a soft pouch. This is important because stones of different hardness can scratch each other.



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Can you wear Moonstone every day?


Moonstone is most often worn in a silver setting. Moonstone and silver reinforce each other and look very harmonious together.

But at the same time, this combination requires special care. It is because silver is a softer metal than gold. Besides, silver tends to oxidize over time due to the effects of sulfur, which is present in human sweat and the air. This is a completely normal and reversible process. The most important thing is to remember to take care of your silver moonstone piece!

Use a warm water and dish wash liquid solution and don't forget to wipe and dry your jewelry. For a greater effect, entrust your jewelry to professionals.


In addition to cleaning the moonstone from impurities, it is necessary to cleanse it energetically and to charge it.

To understand how to charge a moonstone, you can remember that this stone is associated with the moon. That is why experts advise leaving the stone under the moonlight, which has a beneficial effect on the stone and charges it. It is important that such a ritual takes place during a full moon, and better for three days: the day before, during, and after the full moon. When properly done, the moonstone is cleared of negativity and filled with the energy of the moon.


Often people wonder if moonstone can be worn every day. Won't it have a negative effect?

If you feel comfortable wearing a moonstone every day, you may not stop doing so. If you feel a loss of strength or any other energy problems, it is worth to replace the moonstone jewelry with another for a while.

Some experts recommend wearing this stone from the new moon to the full moon. But this, of course, is very individual and you should be guided only by your feelings.

If you look at the question from another angle, the moonstone can be worn every day because of its physical properties, but it is important to take care of your jewelry in time. Then your jewelry will last you for many years.


Moonstone is a stone that requires special care and a caring attitude. Follow the recommendations and then you will enjoy your jewelry for a long time. Learn More and read our post  Moonstone Meaning by Color - White, Silver, Blue, Peach, and More

Kindly note that healing gemstone meanings are not prescriptions or healthcare information.

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