Moonstone beads, pendants and jewelry at wholesale prices including jewelry making supplies

Moonstone beads and body jewelry

Moonstone is in the mineral composition group of silicate, and the sub-mineral group of tectosilicate. A significant portion of the earth's crust is composed of minerals from the feldspar group such as Moonstone, Amazonite, Oligoslase and labradorite, most of which are not gemstones. In India, moonstone is considered to be a sacred stone and has a floating light effect and sheen called adularescence, compared to the light of the moon. This phenomena results from alternating layers of two kinds of feldspar, namely orthoclase and albite, which cause light to scatter. Moonstone, rainbow moonstone and sunstone beads and pendants come from India and China.

Rare forms of moonstones are from Plagioclase Feldspars Albite and Labradorite. It is a popular gem and comes in an assortment of colors. It is usually set as a cabochon and extensively used in making jewelry. It is monoclinic; it has one two-fold axis of symmetry. Moonstone specimens commonly exhibit chatoyancy, and sometimes display a strong cat's eye.

Moonstone Beads
Moonstone beads are believed to have magical and wonderful powers of healing and protection. Sometimes, beautiful hue of rainbow colors gets reflected from the moonstone beads. The other colors in which these moonstone beads are found are: milky white, yellow, gray, tan, orange and peach. These beads are either translucent or opaque. The creamy white color of the moonstone beads are very lucrative. Occasionally, these beads also display blue iridescence. Some Moonstone beads are called as "rainbow moonstone" beads, and from these beads a multi-colored iridescence is emerged. Very often, the moonstone beads are found with a certain type of glowing or "cat's eye" effect.

These stones are used mainly for the jewelry purposes, like to make bracelets, necklaces, bead crafts, rings and many more other. These beads are considered as alternative birthstones for the month of June. These beads are associated with the Zodiac sign of Gemini. The Indians believe that these beads help in promoting spiritual enlightenment and bring good destiny.

Some special care is needed to take for these moonstone beads, like protect these beads from harsh chemicals, abrasion and impact. The general harness of these beads vary in between of 6 to 6.5. The important worldwide sources of these beads are India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, U.S.A, Australia, Europe, Brazil, Mexico and Tanzania.

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