3.5mm White Moonstone Beads Description:
White Natural Moonstone Bead on a string, 3.5mm chip. Sold per 16-inch strand
Moonstone Beads may show wavy fibrous coral structure and some cavities from polyps.
Bead, White Moonstone (natural), mini-chip. Sold per 16-inch strand
Generally a white stone, often with blue iridescent flashes as it moves. Because these beads are hand-crafted, colors and size will range from those stated in our description.
About Our 3.5mm White Moonstone Beads:
3.5 round cut natural White Moonstone beads : shape : Bead
round cut natural White Moonstone beads : Size : 3.5mm
natural White Moonstone beads : type : Natural Moonstone
3.5 round cut natural White Moonstone beads : Color : White
What is Moonstone?
Moonstone Beads generally has an almost transparent ground, which is practically colorless, pale grey or tinged with yellow, with a whitish to silvery white or blue shimmer. Moonstone Beads is one of the gems (K, Na) AlSi3O8, Moonstone (also called rainbow moonstone) is soft milky white stone, the most valuable variety of feldspar with a rainbow sheen. Its name is derived from a visual effect, or sheen, caused by light reflecting internally in the moonstone from layer inclusions of different feldspars.
White Moonstone Beads shows a silvery or bluish iridescence that is caused by the intergrowth of two different types of feldspar with different refractive indexes.3.5mm White Moonstone Beads is normally cut into curved pieces for threading into necklaces etc. 3.5mm White Moonstone Beads is also cut as high domed cabochons and the sheen is concentrated at the top in a bright spot that sometimes extends across the stone as a distinct 'eye'.
The moonstone is characterized by an enchanting play of light. Indeed it owes its name to that mysterious shimmer which always looks different when the stone is moved and is known in the trade as 'adularescence'. In earlier times, people believed they could recognize in it the crescent and waning phases of the moon.
Moonstones from Sri Lanka, the classical country of origin of the moonstone, shimmer in pale blue on an almost transparent background. Specimens from India feature a nebulous interplay of light and shadow on a background of beige-brown, green, orange or brown. These discreet colors, in connection with the fine shimmer, make the moonstone an ideal gemstone for jeweler with a sensual, feminine aura. This gemstone was very popular once before, about a hundred years ago at the time of Art Nouveau. It adorns a noticeably large number of the jeweler creations of the French master goldsmith René Lalique and his contemporaries, mainly to be found in museums and collections today.
This gemstone is surrounded by a good deal of mystique and magic. In many cultures, for example in India, it is regarded as a holy, magical gemstone. In India, moonstones are also regarded as 'dream stones' which bring the wearer beautiful visions at night. In Arabic countries, women often wear moonstones sewn out of sight into their garments, for in their cultures the moonstone is a symbol of fertility.
The moonstone symbolizes our being in its entirety. With its soft shimmer, it strengthens our emotional and subconscious aspects. The associations connected with that make it a "lovers' stone", evoking tender feelings and safeguarding the true joys of love. It is also said that wearing a moonstone strengthens our intuition and our capacity to understand.
Extract from wikipedia.org