| coins - rainbow moonstone - C-MOON2.5
GEM WEIGHT - 2.5 carats
BIRTHSTONE FOR JUNE (modern)
small faceted coin cut rainbow moonstone has an opalescent effect - the layers reflect back - you guessed it - a rainbow of colors - which is why the stone may occasionally seem ''fractured'' but it is not a sign of cracks to worry about - these are the layers that form to give the stone its optical effect...
flanked by tiny beads on a golden bonded multi-filament cord which lets the gem ''float'' on your neck
choice of accents/spring ring clasp:
14kt gold fill
14kt/18kt solid gold
stone hangs 3/8''
Its name is derived from a visual effect, or sheen, caused by light reflecting internally in the moonstone from layer inclusion of different feldspars
the Romans admired moonstone, as they believed it was born from solidified rays of the moon - both the Romans and Greeks associated moonstone with their lunar gods and goddesses
pic of moonstone slab to the right