5D Healing Crystals

Moonstone Ring


Size 7

Moonstone is a sodium calcium aluminium silicate mineral. Its registered name is Oligoclase Feldspar. Moonstone shows a glowing shimmer similar to labradorescence, but lacking in colour. The display is produced from lamellar inter-growths inside the crystal. These inter-growths result from compatible chemistries at high temperatures becoming incompatible at lower temperatures and thus a separating and layering of these two phases. The resulting shimmer effect is caused by a ray of light entering a layer and being refracted back and forth by deeper layers before it exits the crystal. This refracted ray has a different character than when it went in and produces the moonlike glow. Moonstone occurs in the colours of off white, grey and pale shades of blue, green, yellow and brown. It has a lustre of vitreous to dull and the crystals are translucent to transparent.

The crystal growth habit includes blocky, or tabular crystals. Crystals have a nearly rectangular or square cross-section with slightly slanted dome and pinacoid terminations. Twinning is almost universal in all plagioclases. Crystals can be twinned according to the Albite, Carlsbad, Manebach and Baveno laws. This oligoclase mineral can be found as a major rock forming component in granites and syenites.

Moonstone was used in Roman jewelry almost two thousand years ago, and even longer ago in the Orient. In India, Moonstone has always been a sacred stone, with a special significance for lovers. It was believed that placing Moonstone in their mouths when the moon was full would allow them to see their future. Moonstone is also a traditional wedding gift there, for bringing harmony to the marriage. In Europe, Moonstone was said to reconcile estranged lovers, and to cure sleeplessness.

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