Rainbow Blue Moonstone Cabochon 5mm Round Reflective Perfect Stacking Rings Ring Earrings Translucent Cats Eye

Rainbow Blue Moonstone Cabochon 5mm Round Reflective Perfect Stacking Rings Ring Earrings Translucent Cats Eye

8.48

Listing is for ONE low dome stone - The more transparent the moonstone, the more valuable it is.

size - 5mm x 2mm
weight - 0.600 carats each
shape - round
Calibrated
origin - India
Hardness - 6-6.5 (Mohs scale
Hand Cut
June birthstone
This is a NATURAL untreated stone with a glass polish on all sides.
There is no treatment known which enhances moonstone quality.

Moonstone owes its name to the white, almost magical shimmer that resembles moonshine. Whitish blue light glides over the surface when the stone is cut into acabochon. Gemologists call this phenomena adularescence, which originates from the interior structure of the gemstone in scales or lamellas. Incoming rays of light are refracted inside the stone and scattered, creating a unique play of light, which makes Moonstone so special and coveted.

Moonstone is the most well known potassium feldspar of the orthoclase species. A combination of orthoclase and albite arranged in layers cause the lovely sheen.

Really top quality fine blue Moonstone show an incredible "three-dimensional" depth of color, which one will see clearly only when playfully tilting the stone and moving it. Moonstone cat's eye and multi-rayed star moonstone are known, but rare.

Classically moonstones are always cut as cabochons. Here the appropriate height of the stone is essential to display the desired light reflection. The cutter must also bear in mind to locate the crystal axis exactly in the zenith of the stone, because only then the desired effect of light play will be achieved.

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