Apologies for the giant face! I'm wearing: Trilogy Moonstone Ring - nakedfaun, Band Moonstone Ring - nakedfaun
Without doubt my favourite gemstone is Moonstone. Typically mined in Sri Lanka, Moonstone displays a play of blue light across its surface which is as hypnotic as it is beautiful. The myth and legend surrounding the stone is enough to write volumes.
The Ancients believed that the stone was formed from rays of moonlight, such was its unique beauty. Amazingly, in his book The Curious Lore of Gemstones, George Frederick Kunz relays the story of a famous Moonstone which apparently displayed a white point of light. This point of light moved according to the waxing and waning of the moon - when the moon was full, the white point was round and sat in the middle of the stone, and as the moon waned, the point got smaller and rose to the top of the stone. I don't know about you, but I would love to know where this stone found its home... perhaps all of us will now keep an eye out for a Moonstone with a peculiar white point of light!
It's association with the moon and magic means that Moonstone is held to be a Goddess stone, associated with feminine energies and intuition. Perhaps because of this association with the 'Mother' it was long used as a talisman of protection for travellers. It's reputed abilities in increasing intuitive understanding and reducing anxiety would most certainly have benefitted those undertaking long and arduous journeys into the unknown. Even today, it is held as a sacred stone in India.
To me there's just something so innately spiritual and magical about Moonstone, I honestly could just sit and talk about it all day. Are you as captivated by it as I am?
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