Sunbeam Ring :: Moonstone

  • Stunning in all ways, may you bring the power of the sun wherever your journey may take you.

    The most unique trait of moonstones is something called adularescence - the optical phenomenon that causes the extraordinary glow on their surface. The light moves across the gem, creating the visual effect reminiscent of the full moon shining through a veil of thin clouds - hence the crystal’s name.

    This breath-taking gem has always been held in very high esteem in the East. In India, it is considered to be a sacred stone - it is believed to have been embedded in the forehead of Ganesh, the four-handed god of the moon. According to Hindu mythology, moonstone was made from moonbeams and could bestow gifts of prophecy and clairvoyance to the wearer.

    In Ancient Rome, people yet again commonly believed that the moonstone gemstone was formed from solidified moonlight. Presumably, the Roman goddess Diana, goddess of the moon, could be seen within the stone.