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Moonstone

Moonstone, Orthoclase Feldspar Gemstone Information
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Moonstone is used as a birthstone for the month of June. According to Hindu legend, moonstone was formed from moonbeams. It was once believed if you hold one in your mouth during a full moon you can see your future. In India, moonstone is known as a sacred stone and is believed to bring good fortune. It is a highly prized gift for lovers as it arouses tender passion.
 

ENHANCEMENT CODE N
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PROPERTIES
Refractive Index 1.518-1.526
Hardness = 6-6.5 (Moh's Scale)
Specific Gravity =2.58
Species - Orthoclase Feldspar
Optic Character - Double Refraction.
Phenomena - Adularescence, Asterism, Chatoyancy


WARNINGS FOR CARE
Ultrasonic: Never
Steamer: Never
Heat: Poor
Chemicals that harm: Hydrofluoric acid

 
Crystal Structure

Moonstone crystal image.
Crystal system: Triclinic, prismatic.

MAJOR SOURCES
Sri Lanka, India, Australia, Brazil, Madagascar, Tanzania, US, Myanmar
Birthstones
 January  Garnet
February Amethyst
March Aquamarine
April Diamond
May Emerald
June Pearl/Alexandrite
July Ruby
August Peridot
September Sapphire
October Opal/Tourmaline
November Topaz or Citrine
December Blue Topaz or Zircon
Cabochon is the popular cut used in jewelry for moonstone.
Cabochons are smooth polished surfaces not faceted.

Common Cut Examples.
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