1.2" Polished "Moonstone" Sphere

 
This is a 30mm (1.2") wide polished "moonstone" sphere. The trade name for this stone is "moonstone". It does exhibit a chatoyant effect, however the adularescence is not present. The pictures are representative of the specimen(s) you will receive, so there may be some slight variation in color.


Moonstone is a quite common and well known gemstone that earned its name from its white to bluish "glowing" appearance under light. Good quality moonstone will have a deep light/color play under light that is similar to chatoyance, however in moonstone it is known as adularescence. This light play is a result of albite crystals within the orthoclase feldspar crystal lattice that form as a scale-like crystal formation. The light then reflects and scatters off of these formations, resulting in what appears to be a glow from beneath the surface of the stone.
FOR SALE
$8
41 Available
DETAILS
MINERAL TYPE
Moonstone
LOCATION
India
SIZE
30mm (1.2" wide)