Moonstone - information
The moonstone belongs to the feldspar mineral group. It consists of a potassium-aluminum silicate compound. It receives its characteristic opalescent property from sodium. Sites of moonstone are located in Brazil and Madagascar. The most beautiful stones come from India and Sri Lanka. The moonstone's name is derived from its fine opalescent, milky to clear appearance. The ancients believed that the moonstone was a power stone that carried the light of the moon and could protect its wearer from the worst diseases. In Arab countries, the moonstone is still considered to be a luck-bearing family stone. Moonstone is also thought to stabilize the hormonal balance of women, help foster devoted love, and also maintain a youthful appearance and a desirable level of femininity.