Black Moonstone is a gorgeous silky smooth stone with a velvety gold and/or silver flash which plays across its surface when moved about in the light. Its color ranges from a dark slate grey to lighter shades of grey and sometimes reflects a red undertone. This dark color of Moonstone is a very unusual find; coming to us from Madagascar.
The name Moonstone is derived from this visual effect, or sheen, caused by light diffraction within its crystalline structure. Moonstone is composed of two feldspar species, Orthoclase and Albite. The two species are intermingled during formation. As the newly formed mineral cools, the intergrowth of Orthoclase and Albite separates into stacked, alternating layers. When light falls between these thin, flat layers, it scatters in many directions producing the phenomenon called “Adularescence” or “Chatoyancy”.
Moonstone has been used in jewelry for centuries, including ancient civilizations. The Romans admired moonstone, as they believed it was born from solidified rays of the moon. Both the Romans and Greeks associated Moonstone with their lunar gods and goddesses.
Metaphysical and Healing properties of Black Moonstone: Black Moonstone is a stone of deep feminine energies. It enhances intuition and inner knowing. Black Moonstone helps one to connect with their feelings and emotions on a very profound level; opening blockages and allowing for guided healing from past emotional trauma. Black Moonstone is a stone for "feeling", and understanding via intuition and emotional "thoughts", rather than via intellectual reasoning.
Beautiful Black Moonstone Palm Stone
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