Like the Moon pulls the tides... phenomenal gems attract the eye. The sterling silver French hook wires allow the large Moonstone beads to flash blue from almost every angle. With a tiny bright blue Apatite accent bead, these dangle earrings are an elegant choice.
Curiously, Moon rocks collected by astronauts during the Apollo program contain traces of apatite, which contained small amounts of water -- proving the Moon was not always as dry as we once thought!
The briolette shape is an elongated faceted teardrop bead that was especially popular during Victorian times.
MOONSTONE is an opalescent orthoclase feldspar valued for its pearly translucence. Adularescence is the optical phenomenon of metallic iridescence originating from below the surface of a stone. Sometimes the best flash is displayed using reflected light, not direct. It's easy to see why ancient Romans believed the stone was frozen moonlight.
Moonstone bead: 18mm long
SOURCE: Moonstone - India
MOONSTONE: new beginnings + creativity + clairvoyance + feminine power
APATITE: inspiration + motivation + dreamwork + social ease