Moonstone gemstone

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Physical properties of moonstone

Hardness: 6-6.5 out of 10 on the Mohs scale
Luster: glass
Transparency: translucent, transparent
Color: bluish, milky white, yellowish, grayish, lilac

Characteristics of moonstone

Moonstone (adularia, belomorite, djandarakand, selenite, hecatolite) is a translucent bluish-silver gemstone. Most often it is feldspar.

Moonstones include stones that shimmer in blue or silvery-white - such effects are called opalescence and iridescence. Also, some archery stones have a mother-of-pearl luster. It is for this reason that adularia and selenite are classified as moonstones, although only adularia is considered to be a real moonstone.

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In India, moonstones are called "jandarakand", which means "moonlight". The moonstone has another name - belomorite. Also, this gemstone has another beautiful name - selenite.

The color of moonstones is milky white, with a golden shimmer from the inside and even purple.

The moonstone is the state gemstone of Florida. This happened after the moon landing in 1970 - the expedition launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

How much does a moonstone cost

Moonstone prices are very different. The cost of small stones is from 5 to 20 dollars. However, large moon rocks are valued at $30 and up. The best moonstones can reach $200-300 in price. Blue moonstones are valued above all.

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