Blue Moonstone Gems
owes its name to the white, almost magical shimmer that resembles moonshine. Blue-whitish light glides over the surface when the stone is cut en cabochon. Gemologists call this phenomenon adularescence, which originates from the interior structure of the gemstone in scales or lamellas. Incoming rays of light are refracted inside the stone and scattered, creating a unique play of light, which makes moonstone so special and coveted. Moonstone has a Mohs hardness of 6-6.5, and is sensitive to pressure. However, it is still durable enough for many jewelry applications and makes wonderful necklace pendants, earrings and brooches. Choose from a wide selection of moonstone gems, such as lots and single moonstone gems in various shapes and sizes. From this page, you can filter the results further by using the left-hand menu. For instance, you can shop by shape or cutting style. Using the check boxes at the top, results can be narrowed even further by lots or single gems. By using the top menu, you can search by origin, carat weight, size, price and other factors, to enable you to find the exact moonstone gemstones that you are looking for. All items are in stock and ready to ship.