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Moonstone (also called rainbow moonstone) is a soft milky white stone, the most valuable variety of feldspar with rainbow sheen. The moonstone gem derives its name from the beauty of the full moon and has always been revered for its gentle effects across the civilizations. The multiple hues on the moonstone not only make it look great but, the colourful rainbow effects have a positive energy on your soul.

The most desirable colour of moonstone is blue, but it also occurs in grey, white, pink, green and brown.


Moonstone along with alexandrite and pearls are birthstones of the zodiac sign Gemini (Twins): May 21 – June 21.

Wedding anniversary:

Moonstone is the 13th anniversary stone.

Healing ability:

The moonstone gemstone stimulates the functioning of the pineal gland and balances internal hormone cycles with natures rhythms. It is a stone of inner growth and strength. Moonstone is considered to be a womans stone but it is also of benefit to men because it helps them in opening their emotional self, soothes and balances the emotions.

Spiritual power:

Moonstone is believed to be protective for women and babies. It is said to balance yin and yang. In India, moonstone is regarded as a sacred stone and is believed to bring good fortune. Legend says that Moonstone is a highly prized gift for lovers as it arouses tender passion.

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