Cassiopeia Moonstone Silver Pendant with Chain
Two white Moonstone gemstones with a delicate pale blue play of colour . Both are teardrop shaped and hand set in silver complete with an 18 inch silver chain. The right pendant has a hammered finish around the edge of the silver. The two images show how light affect the colour but the beauty of the stones is difficult to show in static images . They are lovely .
Moonstone is an Orthoclase Feldspar, formed from cooling magmas deep within the Earth As the magmas cooled at differing speeds so thin layers of the minerals Albite and Orthoclase formed . As these minerals have different reflective indexes light entering the stone is scattered and diffused in many directions, creating the wonderful changes in colour, known as adularescence.
Hindus and Roman myths suggested that moonbeams were captured and frozen in Moonstones hence its magical appearance. It was worn as an amulet worn by ancient travellers . It is regarded by many cultures as the stone of femininity and is the birthstone for Cancerians. It may improve intuition and creativity ,provide a calming effect .
Right Pendant weight: 7.8 grams Stone size: 2.8cm x 1.5cm
Left Pendant weight 9.7 grams Stone size: 3.2cm x 2.1cm
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