In honor of the gorgeous Moonstone jewelry currently in our store, I want to tell you about this gemstone today.

Moonstone is from the Feldspar Group, which has two subcategories:  potassium feldspars and plagioclases.  Moonstone falls in the potassium subcategory.

It can be colorless, yellow, gray, peach, green, blue or have a pale sheen.  It is known mostly for its luster and can give off a rainbow effect.  With a hardness of 6, moonstone is sensitive to pressure.

Deposits include Sri Lanka, Burma, Brazil, India, Madagascar and the United States.

llyn’s Moonstone earrings below seem to have stars floating within them!

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