owes its name to a
mystical shimmer which resembles moonlight.
It was cherished by
Greeks who associated it with lunar gods and goddesses while Arab women
reportedly sew moonstone into their garments because the gemstone is
considered a symbol of fertility.
Moonstone belongs to the mineral group feldspar,
one of the most abundant minerals on Earth.
Moonstone gemstone. By
the_justified_sinner via Flickr.com
Deposits of Moonstone occur in Australia, the Austrian Alps, Mexico,
Madagascar, Burma, Norway, Poland, Sri Lanka and America.
Moonstone was extremely popular about a hundred years ago at the time
of Art Nouveau.