Moonstone, a feldspar with the chemical composition of silicate displaying the pearly and opalescent luster. The name of the gemstone comes form the ancient beliefs of civilizations who admired the moonstone as the solidified rays of moon. The nature presents moonstone most commonly in the form of orthoclase feldspar mineral with early siting in Switzerland.
Moonstone’s semitransparent and transparent appearance coupled with blue adularescence is widely loved blue sheen.
The most cherished fact about moonstone is its versatility to go well with every kind of jewelry and occasion.
Moonstones are said to bring fertility and love. Wearing the moonstone in any way can deliver the wearer from negativity.
Moonstone is characterized by a colorless, semitransparent to nearly transparent appearance coupled with a blue adularescence also called blue sheen in trade.
Typically, a moonstone should have little to no inclusion and be as transparent as possible because inclusions can interfere with the adularescence.
Moonstones are usually cut into cabochons in order to maximize the sheen of the gemstone. Larger transparent moonstones will drive higher prices due to the rarity.
Carat weight of moonstone determines the gemstone in its size, specifically the weight of the gemstone.
The moonstones are obtained from various locations in Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Madagascar, Brazil, Australia and India.
Moonstone ring is quite easy to clean due to their hardness and durability. However, a few things must be kept in mind like avoiding contact of the gemstone with make-up, harsh chemicals, abrasives.
hile cleaning the ring take use of lukewarm water and mild cleaning detergent. Soft toothbrush can be used to clean the underside of the Moonstone. Also, the ring must be individually kept to avoid contact with other jewelry to avoid unnecessary scratches.
Moonstones are certified under the norms and regulations of the GIA and hence must be checked before buying the gemstone.
One carat Moonstone can fetch an average price between $15 to $40 per carat.