Miracles of the Mysterious Moonstone
Pale, milky and white it also flashes a luster of
translucence that makes it prized as one of the
world's most fascinating Gemstones. It is moonstone,
a variety of feldspar and one of June's designated
birthstones. Most of the finest, gem quality
moonstones come from the Sri Lanka.
MOONSTONE seem to glow with a light reminiscent of
moonlight and perhaps this very quality caused it to
be associated with the moon. Legend has it that the
gem is ruled by varying phases of the lunar body,
theoretically imparting more strength to its wearer
during waxing rather than waning stages.
Emblematically, the gem is associated with the
spirit of hope. Perhaps because of long association
of lovers with moon light, moonstone has been
created with helping to reunite lovers who have
parted on less than amicable terms. But the stone
has also been used as a kind of talisman for people
having complaints caused by lung ailments, dropsy,
circulatory problems and fever. Very Often, other
qualities are ascribed to the gemstone, some believe
that MOONSTONE will protect travelers on land or
sea, enable individuals to be prophetic, clear and
free thought processes or any confusion (providing
the stone is held in one's mouth), secure a person
against enemies or treachery.
Although many skeptics scoff at such legends, almost
everyone enjoys the MOONSTONE'S luminescent beauty.
The Moon has always inspired poets and songwriters,
and has served as a symbol for romantic and
mystified mood. The same magical glamour does
surround the gemstone which has derived its name
from the natural satellite of the earth: the
The classical country of origin for moonstone is Sri
Lanka (the former Ceylon). Here the stone which is
supposed to bring sweat dreams is mined directly in
Many religions ascribed special importance to the
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Figure / Historical, Natural, Carved Moonstone