These beautiful natural moonstone chips have been tumbled, giving them a lovely polish. They are unsorted and are sold per ounce. These lovely stones feature natural black tourmaline inclusions and feature flash ranging from icy blue to soft yellow.
Named for its moon-like sheen, moonstone is a feldspar mineral exhibiting a soft, watery opaqueness and a silvery-white reflection called chatoyancy that moves as a line across the surface. moonstone occurs in shades of peach, blue, gray, white and a prismatic variety referred to as "rainbow moonstone". Since earliest times, moonstone has been a tangible connection to the magic of the moon - an amulet of protection for travelers, a gift of lovers for passion, a channel for prophecy, and a path to wisdom. Moonstone has been used in Roman jewelry for nearly two thousand years. It has always been a sacred stone in India with a special significance for lovers, where it is used as a traditional wedding gift.
Mohs scale: 6-6.5
Locality: Armenia, Australia, Mexico, Norway, Madagascar, Poland, the USA, and other localities.
*Please note that the orthoceras fossil bowl is not included and is sold separately.