Rainbow Moonstone

Coleman Douglas PearlsThese stunning stones typically have no defining body colour.
However, they do have delicate ethereal qualities with soft lunar pastels, similar to the moon.

The Romans believed that Rainbow Moonstones were formed by drops falling from the moon and crystallising.

Rene Lalique, like many artists in the Art Noveau period, favoured this stone, using it frequently in his pieces.Coleman Douglas Pearls

Moonstones can show a play of colour called adularescence, which is the bluish sheen that rolls over the stones surface.

The special sheen that is found in Rainbow Moonstone is the result of a combination of two similar types of feldspar that separate slightly while the magma is cooling, which in turn causes them to reflect light differently.

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