Cabochon moonstones from Burma and Tanzania are available in our Bangkok shop. Worlbvide delivery. Unique gems are available for order in accordance with particular parameters and within the budget of the customer.
The moonstone is a type of feldspar that includes a pleiad of minerals with different compositions. Most typical moonstones are referred to adulars, which are one of the subspecies of orthoclase feldspars. At the same time, several subspecies of plagioclase feldspars are classified as moonstones. For example, the "rainbow moonstones" mean labradors (plagioclases), but not the adulars (orthoclases). It is worth mentioning that on the jewelry market, the majority of natural specimens are sold as adulars, though in fact, they are plagioclases.
They are attractive because of the attractive bluish or whitish luminescence observed in the crystals. This optical phenomenon is called adularescence. This form of iridescence occurs when a light stream crosses the space of an adulair. The most valuable minerals are those that have a distinct bluish glow, good transparency, and no impurities or cracks. "Rainbow moonstones" shimmer in both bluish hues and orange-yellow tones. These crystals are in the higher price range. One should be careful when buying them, as often glass imitations with similar properties are sold instead of natural minerals. All types of original moonstones are used in the manufacture of beads and cabochons.
The mysterious shimmer of moonstones contributes to the special appeal of jewelry with these amazing minerals. Many fashionable women strive to buy a variety of pendant models (pendants) with samples of the best quality. Collections of famous jewelry houses include different variants of rings and earrings with moonstones, faceted in the form of cabochon, which also has a trendy variation of "sugar head". The price of collectible items exceeds $1,000. It is practically impossible to find at least one model of rings, earrings, brooches or pendants decorated with high-quality big quality stones in store windows. The jewelry pieces that are available often have weak iridescence.
If you want to make an extraordinary gift for a man, we recommend buying a ring or signet ring with a moonstone set in platinum or white gold.