Moonstone is the traditional birthstone for June and can be used as the 12th anniversary stone in place of Alexandrite. Moonstone is a sodium potassium aluminium silicate mineral. Moonstones come in a variety of colors ranging from colorless to gray, brown, yellow, green, or pink. Moonstone is one of the most well-known members of the Feldspar group of minerals. Moonstone is composed of two Feldspar species: Orthoclase and Albite.
As the mineral cools during its formation, the intergrowth of Orthoclase and Albite separate into stacked, alternating layers. As light hits between these thin, flat layers, it scatters in many directions producing the phenomenon called adularescence or schiller. The mineralogy of Moonstone can vary depending on the location where it is found. Moonstone is found in various locations around the world. The most significant source of Moonstone is in Sri Lanka. Other notable sources of Moonstones include India, Myanmar, Madagascar, and the United States.
Ancient Romans theorized that Moonstone was formed from frozen moonlight because of its alluring and magical shimmer. Moonstones appear to have the moon's light trapped within the stone.
Black Moonstone is a magical gem of introspection, protection, magic and new beginnings. Black Moonstone ignites your creativity and helps you ground this energy into the physical world to manifest new beginnings during the new moon phase. Black Moonstone merges the spiritual world with the physical world and is an extremely powerful stone to manifest and promote healing. Black Moonstone can be used to connect with the Divine Feminine, Goddess and channel this energy into the physical world.