.85" Polished "Moonstone" Sphere
This is a 21mm (.85") 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 size and 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.
3 to 9 Pieces
21mm (.85" wide)