About Moonstone

About Moonstone

Stone: Moonstone

Moonstone is the birthstone for March.

Country of origin: The finest moonstones are found mainly in Sri Lanka and Southern India. Other varieties can be found in the USA, Australia, Armenia, Mexico, Brazil, Myanmar and Madagascar.

About the stone: Moonstone represents inner clarity, good luck, and femininity (fertility, balance, softness, and intuition). It is a symbol of light, hope and new beginnings. 

What is the history of moonstone? It is said that Moonstone was named by the Roman natural historian Pliny, who noticed that moonstone's shimmery appearance changed with the phases of the moon. Adularescent moonstone used to be called “adularia”, a name originating from a city in Switzerland once called Mt. Adular. It was there that one of the first sources of fine-quality moonstone was found.

Caring for moonstone: The best way to clean your moonstone jewellery is with plain, warm soapy water. Ensure you rinse it off well with clean water. It is also not advisable to clean moonstone in an ultrasonic tank. Avoid sudden temperature changes, steaming, and contact with cosmetics, hairspray, perfume or household chemicals.

Ethics and Sustainability – We endeavour to source all our gemstones from conflict-free and reputable suppliers. As part of our “Full-Circle” sustainability initiative, return your old Silk & Steel jewellery and we will give you an online credit to spend towards a new design! We will recycle silver and re-use stones, so nothing goes to waste. Any pieces from Superfine, or beaded bracelets, we will buy back and give you a $10 online credit to redeem on our website against a new purchase. All other sterling silver designs from our mainline collections will receive between $20-$40 credit depending on the style.

If you would like to take part in our Full-Circle offer click for more information or email studio@silkandsteel.co.nz - we would love to hear from you.

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