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June 9, 2017

Moonstone is without doubt one of the most beautiful and popular gemstones and features frequently in Bowerbird designs. Much admired by ancient civilizations, it was revered by both the Greeks and the Romans who treasured its connection with their lunar gods.

Moonstone are found in a range of soft coloured hues including blue, grey, white, pink, peach, green and brown.

The ‘adularescence’, or sheen, was said to be reflective of moonlight on water. Moonstone is a feldspar mineral that projects a stunning sheen, caused by light diffraction within its structure which consists of varying layers of micro-crystals. The thickness of these layers determines the colour of the sheen, with fine layers producing the blue sheen in colourless moonstones,...

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