June has three birthstones, Moonstone being one of them. Contrary to common belief, moonstone does not actually come from the moon. It is a gemstone formed like any other and is a member of the orthoclase group of the feldspar family. The best moonstones are found in India and Sri Lanka. They are also found in the United States, Mexico, Australia, Germany and Tanzania. Moostone gets its name from an effect called Adularescence. This occurs because it is actually made up of both orthoclase feldspar and albite feldspar. The two together produce Adularescence, which is the beautiful effect that makes the gemstone so valued.
Birthstone Moonstone, the Gemstone that Welcomes Change
Moonstone is believed to make the person wearing it more accepting of change. It also promotes calmness, and confidence while encourages peace, harmony and balance. Moonstone has become popular because of its unique look, that designers are making moonstone engagement rings now.
Softer Than Any Other Gemstone
Be careful with your moonstone jewelry because it is one of the softer gemstones.
- The moonstone a rating of 6 – 6.5 on the Mohs scale.
- You can break multiple layers of the gemstone by daily activity.
- It is best to take your moonstone jewelry off.
Third Eye Chakra and Solar Plexus Chakra
The Art Nouveau movement brought increased interest in natural and spiritual stones like moonstone. Moonstone is said to be the gemstone for the third eye chakra and solar plexus chakra. It is typically cut into cabochons for jewelry or carved into unique shapes such as a moon face. However, more artists and jewelers are experimenting with faceting to beautiful effect.
Here are Joseph’s Jewelry, we specialize in custom jewelry pieces with moonstones. With statement ring, bracelets, and statement necklaces we are able to cater to everyone’s desired look. We carry numerous elegant pieces catering to every budget, and desired style. We are here to help residents in Stuart, Palm City, Hobe Sound, Jensen Beach, Jupiter and Port St. Lucie to find your perfect jewelry piece, complete a jewelry set, or make a custom jewelry design as unique as you are! We will also repair and restore your jewelry pieces and watches whether or not they were purchased through us. Come in anytime to check out our unique diamond rings, pendants, bracelets, earrings, and Citizen Eco Drive watches in stock for a celebration, last-minute gift, or spontaneous surprise.