Rainbow Moonstone Faceted Necklace
My intuition guides me as I embark on a new journey towards my authentic self.
Wear Rainbow Moonstone to reconnect with your self and realign with your values. Feel calm and balanced.
Unearthed in: India
Approximate Size: 50cm with 3cm extension
Rainbow Moonstone holds the energy of the moon and brings to us a window into our own intuitive state. Linked to the crown chakra it connects with divine inspiration. It is the crystal of meditation and enhances our ability for introspection and quiet time to simply “Be”. It helps us find internal clarity of thought that is often difficult in our busy day-to-day lives. Personal insight into our own emotional state can be enhanced with the use of Rainbow moonstone.
Chakra: Crown, base
Launching onto the jewellery scene in commercial quantities during the mid-1990s as 'rainbow moonstone' this transparent-colourless to the translucent-white gemstone, found in Bihar State, India, displays a blue through to multi-coloured sheen. This unique gem often displays colour zoning where parallel bands and angular lines of different colours appear; this would be evidence of an internal structure where layers of the alternating minerals vary in thickness and therefore absorb/reflect the light of different wavelengths.
Moonstone is a variety of orthoclase series of feldspars with mineral constituents of albite and orthoclase. These two minerals alternatively layer each other in microscopic sheets in a fine structure referred to as lamellar twinning. The twinned layers are planes of weakness within the crystal's architecture and may 'cleave' or 'split' with light to moderate impact. That billowy blue sheen is a result of light interference from the thin layers of feldspar minerals, produced by an optical effect rather than by its chemical composition. As white light strikes the stone's surface some passes through to layers beneath and diffracts, some wavelengths of light are absorbed and the remaining is reflected light producing a vivid blue adularescence. Presto!
Further testing of this mineral has in fact shown it to be part of the plagioclase series of feldspars and that it is the lack of ilmenite inclusions (responsible for labradorite's grey body colour) that causes it to be so similar in appearance to 'regular' blue sheen moonstone. Although chemically rainbow moonstone may be classified as labradorite it is similar enough that the name 'rainbow moonstone' is an accepted name for this mineral within the industry.
Although crystals have survived hundreds of thousands to millions of years (wow) in our earth they are still delicate and must be treated with TLC.
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Yes, our crystals are ethically sourced & sold.
Ethical mining/sourcing refers to the conditions in which a crystal is unearthed and the people and/or businesses that do it. Whilst a mineral may be sourced ethically from the earth, many stones are sent to factories in other countries for cutting and polishing into spheres and generators.
The label of ethics also applies to the selling and consumer purchasing.
Crystals must be correctly identified, certified as natural with any treatments disclosed. Too often crystals are lab grown or treated in a lab and sold as natural. This is incredibly important to us (and our in-house gemmologist) so each piece is tested and certified and accompanied by and authenticity card.
We pride ourselves on our crystal ethics, from earth to home.