1.6" Polished "Moonstone" Heart

 
This is a 1.4" polished "moonstone" heart. 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
$9
22 Available
Quantity Discounts
3 to 9 Pieces
$8
10+ Pieces
$7
DETAILS
MINERAL TYPE
Moonstone
LOCATION
India
SIZE
Approximately 1.6 x 1.6 x .6"