Sensuous and intriguing, Moonstone seems to glow with the light of the moon itself. Its milky translucence changes with every movement, offering an ever-shifting play of light and shadow within its mysterious depths.
With its rich luster and subdued color, the gem was held by the ancients to have been formed by moonlight. Another legend promised a vision of the future to one who held a Moonstone in his mouth during the full moon. Today this shimmering gem, sacred to the Indian culture, is believed to arouse tender passion, making it an ideal gift for lovers.
Moonstone has many varieties and within the Notable Collection™ we offer several. Burmese with a translucent body and white sheen, Sri Lankan with a translucent body and blue sheen, African with a transparent body and bright blue or teal sheen and African Rainbow with a translucent to transparent body and multi-colored sheen (Rainbow Moonstone is actually a form of Labradorite).
In fashion, the misty hue of Moonstone is the perfect accent to Victorian styles. Its translucent color makes an interesting combination with pearls, and other translucent gems like Rose Quartz and milky Aquamarine.