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Moonstone Facts and FAQ

Moonstone is an interesting gemstone in the field of astrology that reflects the power of moon. One who wears the moonstone can experience the power of moonstone infused in its own white light that stimulates the chakras of the body. A moonstone is also related to feminine energy.

What are the properties of moonstone?

Hardness (in Mohs scale): 6 to 6.5

Nature of solid: Transparent or Translucent monoclinic stone

Refractive index: 1.518 to 1.527

Birefringence: 0.006 to 0.007

Specific Gravity: 2.56 to 2.60

What is the most desirable color of a moonstone?

The color of moonstone has a wide range of color. It is typically colorless but also found in gray, brown, yellow, green and pink. The clarity varies from transparent to translucent. The most desirable moonstone is colorless with a blue hue and free of inclusions. A gem-quality moonstone is expected to have an earthly shimmer.

What is the price of a moonstone?

Factors such as clarity, color, quality, cut and nature of a moonstone determines its price. A colorless moonstone possessing an earthly shimmer is highly valued than all other varieties of moonstone. Moonstone price ranges between ₨200 per carat and ₨ 400 per carat in the Indian market. However, the price of a moonstone increases with increase in beauty, quality, transparency and appropriateness of color.

What are the benefits of wearing a moonstone?

The power of moon, that is responsible for causing tides, is reflected through the wearer of a moonstone. There are several beneficial effects of adorning a moonstone that deals with feminine energy and stimulates the chakras of the body.

  • Maintain Emotional Balance: A moonstone is known to regulate mood swings and hence create an emotional balance in the life of the wearer. It promotes calmness and serenity.
  • Regulates proper sleep Cycle: Moonstone is regarded to have a relaxing and soothing effect and instill peace in the life of the wearer gifting him with sound sleep at night.
  • Health benefits:The healing power of moonstone works in case of nose-bleeding, sun stroke and digestion. It is also known for improving fertility. It is specifically beneficial to women as adorning a moonstone reduces menstrual pain, pain during childbirth and also helps in maintaining hormonal balance.
  • Improves inner vision: As a moonstone stimulates the sacral and the heart chakras, it opens up the third eye improving intuitive power and inner vision of the wearer.As it has Yin energy, a moonstone can control Aggression.