Moonstones are named for their scintillations that mirror the crescent and waning phases of the moon. This alluring gem is not only looked upon and admired by all, but also so distinctive that it can easily be identified upon sight. The schiller effect or adularescence of moonstone is due to the interplay of several types of mineral within the core of moonstone gems – albite and orthoclase. This layering of minerals bend light within, causing the insides of the gem to glow like the moon.
A stone for “new beginnings”, Moonstone is a stone of inner growth and strength. It soothes emotional instability and stress, and stabilizes the emotions, providing calmness. Moonstone enhances intuition, promotes inspiration, success and good fortune in love and business matters.