Moonstones are such special little gemstones that seem to possess a special glow of their own. This is due to the light phenomenon called adularescence.
What is adularescence, and how does it occur?
Described as a “ghostly sheen” that moves with a life of its own underneath the surface of the stone, you can say that adularescence is like the reflection of a moon over dark waters in the night.
The moonstone is a gemstone variety under the feldspar group mineral, that is called ‘orthoclase'. The adularescence phenomenon takes place when light falls between the two alternating layers of orthoclase and albite, minerals found within the gemstone.
Yes, this amazing light phenomenon is 100% natural! Isn’t it amazing what nature can do on its own? We live in a world of unique creations, and that is why I love playing with them to create jewellery designs.
Is Moonstone a birthstone?
Moonstone is a birthstone for the month of June. Other June birthstones include pearls and alexandrite.
Is the Rainbow Moonstone a Moonstone or Labradorite?
The rainbow moonstone is actually a variety of labradorite. It possesses a more multi-coloured sheen.
Browse and shop our Rainbow Moonstone and Labradorite collection.
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