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Moonstone: A gemstone for balance

Moonstone are one of my favorite gemstones because they symbolize the coolness of the night and the beauty of the moon. Down the ages, moonstone have always been prized for helping with matters of the heart, and it is a distinct “watery” and “feminine” stone. Moonstone is an orthoclase feldspar and comprises a complex mineral formula of KAlSi3O8, or roughly speaking – potassium aluminum silicate. Possessing a hardness of around 6.5 on the Mohs scale, moonstone is more sought after for its translucent beauty (adularescence), rather than durability. The light display of moonstone is influenced by the presence of layers
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