Is Moonstone A Birthstone?
Yes, Moonstone is one of June’s birthstones. That makes Moonstone jewelry a particularly good gift for anyone born in June, on any occasion.
Is Moonstone Associated With Any Specific Anniversaries?
Yes, Moonstone is a traditional gift for your 3rd Anniversary. Handmade Moonstone jewelry is a fantastic option for 3rd Anniversary gifts!
Does Moonstone Have Any Special Meanings?
Absolutely! Moonstone is thought to help sharpen your intuition and make it easier to think and feel more clearly, without outside interference. It’s also thought to be a very feminine stone, and to help connect you with your emotions and instincts.
Wearing natural Moonstone jewelry is thought to help you benefit from those properties.
Is Your Moonstone Jewelry Hypoallergenic And Nickel-Free?
All of my Moonstone jewelry, and all of my handmade natural stone jewelry is made with hypoallergenic and nickel free materials. Anyone who can safely wear hypoallergenic jewelry should be able to comfortably wear my handmade jewelry.
Not sure why jewelry needs to be hypoallergenic? I have an article, Hypoallergenic And Nickel Free Jewelry Information for just that!
Is Black Moonstone Real Moonstone?
Yes and no. Moonstones are a mineral in the feldspar group that come in a lot of different colors and forms. Labradorite is another mineral in the feldspar group that’s also used in jewelry, and you’ll notice that these two stones have a lot of shared features, including a blue adularescence, which is the name for the bluish glow that many Moonstones have.
In fact, almost any mineral in the feldspar group can be called a Moonstone if they have adularescence.
But, Moonstones are a specific mineral, and Black Moonstone, technically Larvikite, isn’t one of them. Peach Moonstone is, though Peach Moonstone rarely has adularescence.
Aren’t stone types fun!
Larvikite is often called Black Moonstone because it looks more similar to Moonstone than Labradorite, while sharing features with both. Larvikite is a part of the feldspar group of minerals as well, which is part of why many people know Larvikite as Black Moonstone.
So, is Larvikite technically Moonstone? No. But it is similar enough that for handmade jewelry, calling Larvikite Black Moonstone makes perfect sense.