MOONSTONE GemShoppy April 9, 2015 Gemstones Opens one to “feminine” qualities-receptivity, sensitivity, intuition, clairvoyance, for female problems & emotional balance. Moonstone – brings love into ones life. A stone of good fortune and a gift between lovers to insure enduring love as opposed to passionate but short term love. Moonstones come in a variety of colours, ranging from colourless to white, grey, brown, yellow, orange, green, or pink. Clarity ranges from transparent to translucent. (K, Na) AlSi3O8, Moonstone also called rainbow moonstone is soft milky white stone, the most valuable variety of feldspar with an rainbow sheen. Moonstone shows a silvery or bluish iridescence, that is caused by the intergrowth of two different types of feldspar with different refractive indexes. The term moonstone also has been applied to the plagioclase feldspars peristerite and labradorite, which also exhibit iridescence. The name’s origin: The moonstone named for its semblance in colour to the moon. Moonstone along with alexandrite and pearls are birthstones of Gemini (Twins): May 21 – June 21.