Monday, April 28, 2008

The Enchanting And Sensual Moonstone

By Mere T.

The gem stone, Moonstone, is very enchanting. Moonstone traps light hence there is a mysterious shimmer which changes in intensity when the stone is moved. Some people even believe these lights can tell the moon phases.

There is a lot of magic and mystery surrounding the moonstone, and in some cultures, moonstone is even regarded as holy and even a symbol of fertility.

With its soft glowing shimmer, moonstone bring us emotional and subconscious aspects in life. It also brings association to romanticism as a lovers stone as it evokes tender feelings and joy of love. Occults say that moonstone can also increases our intuition and spiritual understanding. Psychics also use moonstone to enhance their level of power and wearing it close at heart to common people can help you attract love and improve relationship.

For its geological family, moonstone actually belongs to a branch of feldspars known as "adularia". There is another synonym called "selenite".

Moonstone in their original states are in fact rather dull and it is up to the gemstone cutters to bring its hidden charm to life.

So, why does moonstone has this shimmer of light?

That is because in the structure of moonstone, incident light rays are refracted and scattered in the stone. In this way, a unique light effect comes about, and it is this which makes the moonstone so distinctive and so desirable.

If there is one thing about moonstone which brings down its market, it is its hardness which is poor compared to some gemstones like diamond or ruby. Hence moonstone must be handled with care. Also, the surface of the stone may fade after some time of wearing it, but after a re-polishing session, its bright initial shimmer can be recovered.

There are also lots of prices differences in moonstone too. Factors such as intensity, colour, transparency and depth are used to determine moonstone class and prices. So, anyone can select the moonstone to suit his or her taste and pocket.

In short, moonstone is the gift from Mother Nature. It is greatly adored and admired by many due to its sensual and desirable soft glitter that comes from its within. Hence it is this enchanting quality that makes this gemstone so special.

Mere T is a spiritual researcher, blogger, and conservationist. She has benefited a lot from the guidance of psychic Maria Duval in the topic of spirituality. She lives in New Zealand with her family and she enjoys the serenity of her country as it helps her to build up on her spiritual bonding with the environment. Maria Duval blogs can be found at Maria Duval Psychic Clairvoyant, The Positive Energy, and Maria Duval's Talisman.

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