Rainbow moonstone meaning and healing properties. Blue sheen moonstone price.
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Rainbow moonstone vs moonstone
Moonstone is orthoclase feldspar. It has the chemical composition of KAlSi3O8 (potassium, aluminum, silicon, oxygen). Moonstone can be found in a variety of colors including white, cream, gray, silver, peach, black. While they do display adularescence, it is not a colorful flash like you would find with painbow moonstone.
Rainbow moonstone is a plagioclase feldspar. It has the chemical composition of (Na,Ca)Al1-2Si3-2O8 (sodium, calcium, aluminum, silicon, oxygen). This is the same chemical composition for labradorite. Despite the name moonstone, it is in fact white labradorite. That is why this stone has labradorescence phenomena that we find in labradorite. It often contains black tourmaline inclusions.
Like other feldspar gemstones such amazonite and labradorite, it is sensitive to chemicals, abrasives, heat, acids and ammonia. Never use a steamer, hot water or ultrasonic cleaners with this gemstone. Use mild soap and room temperature tap water with a soft cloth to retain the luster of the gemstone.
Deposits are located in Canada, Australia, India, Madagascar, Mexico, Myanmar, Russia, Sri Lanka and the USA.
Rainbow moonstone meaning and healing properties
The following section is pseudo scientific and based on cultural beliefs.
The gemstone is thought to bring balance, harmony and hope while enhancing creativity, compassion, endurance and inner confidence. It is believed to help strengthen intuition and psychic perception, especially offering us visions of things that aren’t immediately obvious. Because it helps us avoid tunnel vision, we are able to see other possibilities. It’s like a flash of inspiration that comes when we are open and quiet. When we wear this stone, life-changing inspirations can happen more and more often.
What is rainbow moonstone good for?
The stone is thought to bring balance, harmony and hope while enhancing creativity, compassion, endurance and inner confidence. It is believed to help strengthen intuition and psychic perception, especially offering us visions of things that aren’t immediately obvious.
How do you care for rainbow moonstone?
Like most gemstones, moonstones are delicate and should be handled with care. To clean, simply use warm water with a mild soap to cleanse. You can even use a soft bristled brush if necessary. Then, simply dry with a soft cloth
What finger do you wear a rainbow moonstone ring on?
To get the most benefits from this stone, wearing it in the sterling silver ring is the best way. Even astrology recommends that moonstone is best worn on the small finger of the right hand.
How can you tell if a rainbow moonstone is real?
The stone can be identified by its characteristic adularescence, which appears as an internal source of light or sheen. It can be distinguished from orthoclase moonstone by its higher refractive index and higher specific gravity.
Is rainbow moonstone natural?
Yes it is a colorless labradorite, a closely related feldspar mineral with sheen in a variety of iridescent colors. Although it’s technically not moonstone, it’s similar enough that the trade has accepted it as a gem in its own right.
How hard is rainbow moonstone?
It has a hardness of 6 to 6.5, which may seem somewhat soft compare to precious stones, but hard enough to be wear.
What is rainbow blue moonstone price?
Translucent material, either white or with pleasing body color and adularescence, are fairly common on the market and command relatively modest prices.