Who needs some feminine power in their life? Rainbow Moonstone is just that. This is one Geekalluring 56.6cts stone. It might not be a high grade but its size caught this Geek’s eye.
Rainbow Moonstone, has been found in ancient artifacts dating back over 2000 years from the Roman to the Greek empire. The Romans believed the flashes of color came from rays from the moon. While the Greeks gave it the name “Aphroselene” it's a combination of goddess of love (Aphrodite) and the goddess of the moon (Selene).
Since its discovery, Moonstone has been known for it strong metaphysical properties, As well as being an aphrodisiac mineral. It is rumored that when two people who happen to be carrying moonstone meet, that they will fall deeply in love when the moon is full in the sky.
Rainbow Moonstone has different affects for men and women.
For men, Rainbow Moonstone may help with emotional balance. As it stimulates the right side of the brain enhancing creatively, while opening their emotional side.
For women, Rainbow Moonstone is associated with bringing out the strong female strength of her inner goddess and recognize and embrace her psychic gifts. It is also known to calm aggressive men and women and feel confident in life. Moonstone and Rainbow Moonstone received the nickname as being known as the "Travelers stone" it is said to bring protection to someone that travels at night.
Feldspar makes up approximately 60% of the Earth's crust. Rainbow Moonstone, Labradorite and Moonstone are all variety’s of the feldspar family, yet they are made from two different materials. Common Moonstone is potassium feldspar. As compared to Rainbow Moonstone/ Labradorite which is plagioclase feldspars, they get there color flash from the interior reflection from twinning planes. Unfortunately there is a lot of confusion regarding these stones, as they all have the same phenomenon known as adularescence. Yet Moonstone and Rainbow Moonstones should not be confused with each other, but are overall different stones with different values. The most valued are the translunent stones with flashes of blue and purple.