Looking for the perfect gift for the moonstone lover in your life? Or perhaps you’re searching for jewelry with June birthstones, or simply curious about the benefits of moonstone? If so, you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, we’ll explore some of the wonderful properties of this enchanting stone and the stunning jewelry in our moonstone collection.
What is Moonstone?
Also known as hecatolite, moonstone is a variety of feldspar with a unique iridescent quality that is caused by light refracting between layers of minerals within the stone, called adularescence. Usually milky white or crystal clear, this luminous stone has been associated with the moon since at least the time of Ancient Rome, when it was thought to be a form of crystalized moonlight.
We now know that moonstone is formed when the minerals orthoclase and albite layer over each other, creating a fascinating play of colors and reflections when the light strikes it. But although that might be a less romantic origin, many still believe that moonstone has a powerful connection with lunar energy.
It’s not hard to see why: moonstone has an almost unearthly glow. It evokes the shine of the moon and radiates purity and peace. Unsurprisingly, moonstone has captured our imaginations throughout history, just like the moon itself.
Types of Moonstone
Sometimes mistaken for opal, which comes in a wider range of vibrant colors, moonstone has a few distinct varieties. Most moonstone is white or clear, with an iridescent, reflective glow which is brighter depending on the number of layers of minerals contained within the stone. This quality makes it resemble the moon or a pure drop of water.
Rainbow moonstone, despite its name, is not true moonstone, but a form of labradorite which superficially resembles moonstone.
Blue moonstone is the rarest and most valuable kind of moonstone and is mined primarily in Sri Lanka. This precious stone is named for its incredible blue iridescence, which can range in color from dark to vibrant, pale electric blue.
The Meaning of Moonstone
Moonstone is one of the traditional birthstones for those born in June, along with pearl and alexandrite. Moonstone jewelry is a wonderful gift for the Geminis and Cancers in your life, but anyone can enjoy the benefits of this enchanting stone.
Because of its connection with the moon, moonstone is associated with femininity, natural cycles, and tranquility.
The Symbolism of Moonstone
As the closest celestial body to Earth, our moon has a powerful influence over our planet, controlling the tides and bringing light to the night sky. The endless cycle of the phases of the moon reminds us that all things have a beginning and an end, and that we have endless potential for rebirth and renewal.
Moonstone also represents our connection with the cosmos and our place in the universe. We look up to the sky, we see the same moon and stars that have inspired countless generations of people before us.
The Benefits of Moonstone
Moonstone is a wonderful healing stone if you experience anxiety, turmoil, or stress. It helps balance emotions and brings you peace and comfort in troubling times.
Moonstone is also an excellent focus for self-reflection and meditation, helping you connect with your inner wisdom and intuition. Use it to connect with your higher self and raise your consciousness.
Women’s moonstone jewelry has an array of fascinating spiritual properties and can help you connect with your own divine femininity, with the power of the moon that influences us all, and with your intuitive wisdom.
Moonstone is beloved as a healing crystal with the ability to calm and comfort the mind. It supports the heart chakra by helping you calm your heart and feel comfortable being your authentic, vulnerable, passionate self.
Moonstone Jewelry Gift Guide
Be sure to always choose jewelers who use genuine moonstone to create their collections. At Karma and Luck, we pride ourselves on sourcing authentic, fair-trade stones. Our jewelry is handmade by artisans around the world and features designs that evoke healing traditions for a wide range of spiritual benefits.
Explore our moonstone gift guide below. Our moonstone crystal jewelry makes the perfect present for those born in June, or anyone who feels a connection to the moon.
Subtle Energy - Moonstone & Pearl Anklet
With delicate beads of moonstone and luminous mother of pearl, this charming moonstone anklet guides your steps toward prosperity and authenticity. Our artisans designed the Subtle Energy anklet to help you gracefully navigate the ups and downs of life. The blend of pearl and moonstone gives this piece a soothing, tranquil energy and will support you in charting a confident path through life, protected from anxiety and uncertainty.
Feminine Power - Pearl & Moonstone Anklet
Moonstone is a powerfully feminine stone, harnessing the same lunar energy that guides the cycle of life. Get in touch with your feminine intuition and wisdom when you wear this subtle, elegant anklet, which combines beads of moonstone with creativity-boosting mother-of-pearl. This combination of iridescent stones, both classic and fresh, gives our Feminine Power anklet a strong healing resonance that celebrates the strength and grace of womanhood.
Divine Existence - Gold Lotus Moonstone Earrings
Did you know that lotus seeds can survive for over a thousand years? A truly remarkable plant, the lotus represents fertility, longevity, and renewal. These radiant earrings reimagine the lotus as a symbol of womanhood, with teardrop-shaped moonstone gems providing an ethereal glow. Our Divine Existence moonstone earrings are a wonderful gift for mothers, for those beginning a new chapter in their life, or anybody who needs a reminder that they are strong, loved, and capable of anything.
Free Spirit - Gold Evil Eye Moonstone Ring
The moonstone at the heart of this Evil Eye moonstone ring is more than symbolic—it represents the cosmic love that surrounds us and protects us from harmful energy. The Evil Eye is an amulet that has been adopted by cultures around the world to ward against negativity and jealousy. It pairs perfectly with moonstone, which radiates positivity and purity to help you overcome self-doubt and uncertainty. We designed this women’s moonstone ring to be your source of inspiration each day—wear it to celebrate your Free Spirit!
Shift in Consciousness - Moonstone Gold Moon Ring
The potential for transformation exists within us all, and it starts with a shift in perspective. Positivity is a powerful mindset, and setting intentions for your life can help you achieve anything you set out to do. Our artisans crafted this gold-plated ring with pure, genuine moonstone and a gold moon charm to evoke the healing and inspiring power of the moon. When you wear it, you’ll find it easy to embrace your inner magic and handle any challenge that comes your way.
Nurturing Protection - Evil Eye Moonstone Ring
Bold and bright, this moonstone ring serves as a radiant shield against negativity and misfortune. Our designers were inspired by the tradition of the Evil Eye, which is worn as an amulet in many cultures, where it is believed to have the power to ward off negativity and malicious magic. An ornate gold eye surrounds a single pure moonstone, which glows like the moon. Wear it anytime you need a reminder of how much your spirit shines.
Blissful Light - White Enamel 5 Symbol Moonstone Bangle
Dreamy moonstone enhances the glow of this bracelet, which combines five empowering symbols: the Moon and Star to be your spiritual compass as you navigate the world, the Evil Eye to shield you from negativity and misfortune, the Heart to remind you of the love that surrounds you, and the Om symbol to help you reflect and meditate. This subtle yet meaningful gold moonstone bracelet is a beautiful way to set your intentions for a full and happy life.
Brilliant Sky - Enamel Moon & Stars Moonstone Cuff
We are all made of stardust—which means you share a connection with the moon and stars that embellish this bright, cheerful gold bangle. We designed our Brilliant Sky cuff to guide and inspire you with the power of moonstone, which infuses this bracelet with the tranquility of the moon.
Moonstone may be a fascinating and beautiful gem, but as we learned throughout this article, it’s so much more than that. The power of the moon is uplifting and transformative, and moonstone helps us tap into this lunar energy, channeling its grace and tranquility into our everyday lives.
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