AAA quality Rainbow Moonstone in a sturdy hand-sculpted freeform setting using a lead-free silver bearing soft solder tiffany technique.
ORIGIN: Australia, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, India, and Mexico
Mohs Hardness Scale: 7 Very durable
PROPERTIES: In crystal healing, moonstone is regarded as a symbolic stone for enhancing feminine energy. This does not mean it is only for women. All human beings experience male and female energies. Also, gender is a social construct, facts are facts. Wear or carry whenever there is a need to bring peace and calm within. Moonstone is a type of feldspar made up of potassium aluminum silicate giving it a special kind of sheen called labradorescence also found in labradorite!
HISTORY: For the ancient Romans, they believed that all moonstones were made from moonbeams and they associated the Moon with their goddess Diana.
The Ancient Greeks called all moonstones ‘Aphroselene’, combining the names of the goddesses of love (Aphrodite) and the Moon (Selene). The Sioux goddess of the Moon, Hanwi is also associated with rainbow moonstone.
The Ancient Hindus called moonstones ‘Chandranka’ (beloved of the Moon in Sanskrit) and also believed moonstone was made from moon-beams and came to earth after a battle between Lord Vishnu and the demon-god Bali.