Moonstone Sphere with Silver and Blue Flashes
Moonstone is an ethereal gem and a variety of orthoclase, one of the feldspar minerals which constitute around 60% of the Earth’s crust. The ‘moonstone meaning’ incorporates abundance, fertility, love, and renewal for centuries while carrying a history of profound admiration from various cultures and eccentric popularity among the followers of different art movements and social classes.
A fair share of moonstone’s aesthetics derives from adularescence, an unearthly sheen that moves under the stone’s surface and creates a semblance of moonlight glimmering in water and thus diffuses a hypnotic effect. A special cut called cabochon is adopted to flaunt the famous shimmery appearance which is believed to shift in line with the moon’s phases.