Moonstone is associated with the heart chakra. It is said to enhance passion, sensitivity,
intuition, physical abilities, and is said to bring good fortune. Moonstone is a
stone of protection, protecting women and children, particularly during pregnancy
and childbirth. Physically it is said to aid the wearer's pituitary gland and digestive
system and also to fight against obesity. The moonstone is also said to calm emotions
and ease hormonal and menstrual problems.
Moonstone was once extremely popular, particularly in the time of Art Nouveau about
a hundred years ago. Also in recent years it has seen an increase in demand, unfortunately
Moonstone, particularly fine Moonstone, is becoming increasingly rare.
The valued bluish and nearly transparent Moonstones are most often found in Sri
Lanka. There are also known deposits of Moonstones in Australia, Brazil, Germany,
India, Madagascar, Mexico, Myanmar (Burma), Norway, Switzerland, Tanzania, and the
Being that Moonstones are rated at a 6 on Moh's Scale of Hardness, special care
should be taken whilst wearing and well cleaning the stone because of tits fragility.
That being said, small damages that may occur after prolonged usage can be corrected
This can be accomplished by having a jeweler polish the stone in
such a way that will regain its adularescence. Peach Moonstone exhibits a shimmering
peach hue with a glistening luster.
The most valuable Peach Moonstones are larger with fine transparency and sheen.
Moonstones are become increasingly rare and because of this increasing value, it
can make for a great gemstone investment.
Common Cuts :
The phenomenon that gives this gemstone its importance is its schiller, which in
relation with Moonstone has been given the name adularescence. The origin of this
phenomenal feature is its interior crystal structure. Orthoclase feldspar and Albite
are often found in close association, arranged in layers. The incoming rays of light are reflected inside the stone and scattered.
For this reason, classical Moonstones are always cut in a smooth-domed oval cabochon
shape to maximize the adularescence. Sometimes Moonstones can also be found carved
with a moon face.
Routine Enhancements :
There are no known enhancements for Peach Moonstone.
Care & Cleaning :
Moonstone jewelry can be cleaned in warm water with a mild detergent and a soft
brush. As with most gemstones, Moonstone should be kept away from exposure to excessive
amounts of heat and household chemicals which can cause the stone to erode or cause
color change. Keep your Moonstone jewelry in a fabric-lined
box away from other jewelry, so as to avoid chipping, damage, or scratching.