Moonstone is a popular, iridescent gemstone that's part of the feldspar mineral family. It's known for its adularescence, a play of light that makes it appear to glow and move when viewed from different angles. Moonstone can be colorless or come in many other colors, including peach, pink, green, gray, yellow, brown and blue. Its clarity can range from transparent to opaque.

This gemstone was a popular choice for jewelry even in ancient times, as it was associated with wisdom and love. People believed that moonstone helped the wearer think more clearly. The Greeks and Romans connected the stone with their lunar deities, Selene in Greek culture and Luna for the Romans. They believed that the goddess could be seen within the stone, which was thought to be made from solidified beams of moonlight. This gemstone comes in a variety of colors, including brown, green, yellow, black, gray, and different shades of white.

Important Facts


  • Moonstone is a Relatively Soft Stone: It is characterized as a moderately soft stone, with a Mohs hardness rating of 6 - 6.5, making it easy for jewelry designers to mold into various shapes.

  • Adularescence: This phenomenon gives moonstone its delicate shine, akin to moonlight. Named after Mount Adular in Switzerland, where this effect was first observed, it's a unique fact that gemstone lovers should know.

  • Color and Appearance: Moonstones range from semitransparent to opaque, and colorless to white, with blue, silver, or white adularescence. Body colors vary widely, including green, yellow, brown, gray, and nearly black.

  • Cultural Significance: Moonstone has long been associated with lunar deities and mystical energy. It is believed that holding a moonstone in one’s mouth during a full moon can reveal one’s future, making it an alternate birthstone for those born on Monday, the "Moon's Day."

  • Healing Stone for Women: Moonstones are known for their spiritual benefits, particularly for women, which is why they are especially beloved.

Activating the Crown Chakra

Moonstone promotes spiritual growth and is associated with the crown chakra. It is believed to activate the crown chakra during meditation by enhancing spiritual awareness and fostering a deeper connection to the divine. When meditating with moonstone, one might place the stone on the crown of the head or hold it while focusing on spiritual growth. This practice is thought to open up higher states of consciousness and invite wisdom from the spiritual realm.

Spiritual gurus and influential people often wear or keep moonstone due to its reputed ability to amplify intuition and encourage inner clarity. Its gentle, nurturing energy is said to harmonize the mind and soul, making it a powerful tool for those seeking enlightenment and inner peace. Additionally, moonstone's connection to lunar energy is believed to provide protection and emotional balance, further enhancing its appeal to those on a spiritual path.

To care this stone, avoid harsh chemicals and store it separately to prevent scratching. Clean gently with a soft brush and mild soap, and dry with a soft cloth. To recharge its energy, place moonstone under moonlight overnight, especially during full moons, to enhance its luminosity and spiritual properties. Alternatively, rinsing with rainwater can cleanse and revitalize the stone energetically. These natural methods ensure moonstone retains its beauty and metaphysical benefits over time, making it ready for continued use in jewelry or spiritual practices.

In Shwasam Crystals, we offer a variety of Moonstone products including jewelry (rings, necklaces, pendants), carvings of Lord Ganesh, Guanyin, crescent moons, and palm stones. For more options, visit our website or DM us for additional information.