If you were born in the month of June, you have to know that you are one of the lucky ones who have not one, not two, but three month stones, a beautiful and diverse variety of gems to choose from depending on your personality. The pearl, the alexandrite and the moonstone are the gems of the month, this time we will talk more about the latter, with its bewitching moon reflections.
With a shine that seems out of this world, the moonstone is associated with various deities in Greek and Roman mythology, in addition to having an interesting explanation for its particular way of reflecting light, let's learn more about this charming gem.
This stone is also known as "selenite" which comes from Selene, the Greek goddess of the moon, with whom it was associated due to its great resemblance. The ancient Romans believed that the moonstone changed its appearance depending on the cycle of the moon, and that within it, the goddess Diana could be glimpsed.
In Hindu mythology it was even said to be made of solidified moonbeams, but the explanation for its glow is more interesting. The optical effect of moonstone is known as adularescence, and is produced by its formation of minerals in thin layers. When light falls between them, it disperses and appears to undulate through the gem.
Moonstone is associated with one of the most captivating emotions, love. It is also the symbol of the third eye, it was believed that whoever possessed it could see the future. Currently it is associated with love, fertility and good luck.
This gem can be found in a wide variety of colors, ranging from colorless to brown, through pink, green, gray or yellow. Their shine tends to be silvery or bluish, the most precious ones have an intense blue shine.
When purchasing a moonstone it is important to keep in mind that this gem can be found in a wide variety of sizes and carats, the appropriate one will be the one that each person chooses for their specific piece.
Regarding their clarity, they usually present inclusions (small impurities inside) that generate cracks that are known as centipedes, generating a beautiful effect. As for color, more translucent stones with an intense mobile shine are popular.
When it comes to shining, those born in June surely know how to do it with one of the most mystical and captivating gems on the calendar.