Moonstone is one of the more common gemstones and it has attributes that many higher priced gemstones don’t have. Moonstone is not an extremely expensive or rare stone, it is a gemstone that is found in feldspar, a stone that makes up 60% of the earth’s crust. Moonstone is popular because of its colors and distinct attributes.
Regarding color, the moonstone does come in some of the most prized colors including blue, orange, yellow and even rainbow. While the moonstones colors can be delightful, very feminine and extremely attractive, it is its attribute of adularescence that most consumers find attractive. Adularescence is the attribute that is familiar with high quality moonstones. Moonstones have crystalline structures within them. When light is shined upon these stones, certain light waves bounce around within the crystalline structure and create either a shimmering effect or a wonderful aura. This effect makes the stone look very magical and mystical.
Moonstone can come in many different shapes and sizes, however perhaps the most popular shapes are ovals, spheres and other marble shapes. Sometimes these spherish shapes are sculpted with faces or figures. Many times they are moon faces to go with the theme of the rock.
Because the stone can be found in larger pieces, many stones can be quite larger than normal gems and while the moonstone is usually only a few inches in size at the very most in order to accentuate the crystalline structure and aura, it is mined in much bigger chunks than most other gemstones.
Moonstones are found all over the world and many of the higher quality pieces come from India, Sri Lanka and Brazil.