Striking Opalite Moonstone Faceted Rectangle Beads - With Romantic Blue Shimmer

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Price is for 15.5 of these faceted beads.There are about 33 beads in a string each beads measure 12mm x 8mm x 5mm. Moonstone What Is Moonstone Moonstone is nature’s treasure with a sensuous charm. Its characteristic feature is its magical play of light. The stone is translucent, and softens the light shining through it to give a pearly moon-like glow which appears different whenever the stone changes position. Once thought to be caused by the moon, the affect is made by light refracted inside the stone. Chemically, it's from the feldspar group of minerals. Mythology Much mystery surrounds this stone. In India it’s considered sacred to lovers, and is also known to bring beautiful dreams. In Arab countries women sew moonstone onto their garments as a symbol of fertility. It was also believed to protect seafarers. Some say during full-moon, moonstone is very powerful for reconciling love – and as the moon decreases, is said to bring prophecy. A feminine stone for female issues, but also used by men who want to reach their feminine side. Moonstone brings confidence, calms the emotions, and aids spirituality, intuition, and clairvoyance. Also thought to protect against fever, fluid-retention and urinary problems. Its soft shine supports the emotional and dreamy side of a person. Wearing moonstone will also increase your sensitivity for others. Natural moonstone Classical moonstone from Sri Lanka shimmers pale blue and is expensive. Moonstone from India has a cloud-like plays of light on beige, brown or green, backgrounds – and some have a cat’s eye or a multi-rayed star. Uncut moonstone is dull and lacks the play of light. This is brought out by the cutter’s skills. Colours Moonstone comes in colourless, white, grey, and subtle yellow, but always has a blue or white sheen. Rainbow moonstone is colourless with a blue sheen and a rainbow-like array of colours. Value The more intense the colour, size and transparency, the more value. Top quality blue moonstone has an incredible 'three-dimensional' depth of colour, which only shows when tilting. Brighter coloured Indian moonstone is cheaper, so is opalite moonstone. Opalite moonstone Opalite moonstone is most common today. This is a synthetic stone with even more blue shimmer than genuine moonstone, that’s only been around recently. Against a light background, it appears milky white, shimmering faint lilac-blue. Against a darker background, it changes to icy blue with the highlights altering to intense oranges and reds. The stone practically glows on its own, and demands attention by outshining all around. Opalite moonstone adds a romantic feminine allure to your jewellery, always looking refreshingly cool – ideal for summer. Its pastel glow is soft and captivating, complimenting other light-coloured stones like lilac amethyst, blue chalcedony, and rose quartz.