The Allure Of Rainbow Moonstone

The Allure Of Rainbow Moonstone

Why is moonstone so alluring?
Do you ever look up at the night sky and notice how beautiful the moon looks?
This is what moonstone is - the essence of the glow of the moon, trapped inside the gemstones.
In fact, this is how this gem got its name; for its beautiful adularescence representing the glow of the moon. Showcasing blue and even light green, yellow and orange inside.
See first hand how enchanting this stone is, and you will wear this piece with confidence.


Moonstone, with its mysterious, billowy glow, has fascinated people for centuries. Let’s explore the origins of its name:

  1. Hindu Mythology: According to Hindu mythology, moonstone is believed to be made of solidified moonbeams. Its association with moonlight is evident in its captivating visual effect called adularescence. When light strikes moonstone, it scatters within the gem, creating a shimmering glow reminiscent of the full moon peeking through thin, high clouds.

  2. Ancient Beliefs: Legends suggest that moonstone brings good luck. Some believed that holding a moonstone in their mouth during a full moon allowed them to glimpse the future.

  3. Adularia: In the past, moonstone was referred to as “adularia”. The name originated from a city in Switzerland called Mt. Adular (now known as St. Gotthard), which was one of the earliest sources of fine-quality moonstone. Renowned designers of the romantic Art Nouveau era, such as René Lalique and Louis Comfort Tiffany, featured this pale gem in their custom jewelry.

  4. Arts and Crafts Era: During the latter half of the nineteenth century, artisans from the Arts and Crafts movement incorporated moonstone into handcrafted silver items.

  5. Modern Revivals: In the 1960s, the “flower child” movement embraced moonstone for its ethereal appearance. Similarly, designers of the 1990s New Age movement drew inspiration from moonstone’s natural beauty.

In summary, moonstone’s name is steeped in mythology, historical associations, and its enchanting play of light. Whether you wear it for luck, aesthetics, or a touch of moonlit magic, moonstone continues to captivate hearts and minds.

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