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An amazing 2.78 carat Rainbow Moonstone, faceted into an 10 x 8 mm Emerald cut octagon. This cut is quite unusual, as you mostly only see Moonstone cut into cabachons.

The most highly prized Moonstones are of the blue and rainbow variety. These moonstones have an amazing blue shimmer with flares of yellow and pink and every color of the rainbow!

Few gemstones have accumulated as much lore and romance as moonstone. This unusual gem with the distinctive milky shimmer has been known for thousands of years, and has been revered by many cultures.

According to Hindu legend, moonstone was formed from moonbeams. At one time it was believed that if you held one in your mouth during a full moon, you could see your future. In India, moonstone is still regarded as a sacred stone and is widely believed to bring good fortune.

The ancient Romans also associated moonstone with the moon and speculated that the gem was formed from drops of moonlight. They considered the gemstones as possessing those properties traditionally associated with the moon: romance, femininity, intuition, dreams and the emotions.

In many cultures, moonstone is strongly associated with love. It is a highly prized gift for lovers as it is thought to arouse tender passion. One legend is that two people wearing moonstone will fall passionately in love when the moon is high. Moonstone is the birthstone for June.

Type: Natural Moonstone
Cut: Emerald Octagon
Size: Calibrated 10 x 8 mm - This stone is calibrated which means it will fit standard sized jewelry settings.
Weight: 2.78 carat
Quality: Top quality with excellent color, good polish and good proportions. This Moonstone has not undergone any treatment.
Hardness: 6-6.5 (Mohs scale)
Origin: Sri Lanka

Photos have been greatly enlarged to show detail. Please see the size listed above for the actual measurements.

The very facets that create the beautiful sparkle in a gemstone may create optical illusions, white or dark/black spots and areas, or uneven coloring when a gemstone is photographed. The photos are greatly enlarged, equivalent to viewing the stone under high magnification. There may be flaws visible in the enlarged photos that aren't visible to the naked eye.

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Large Rainbow Moonstone Gemstone 10 x 8 mm Emerald Cut Top Grade Loose Stone Gem June Birthstone 2887S

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  • Materials: moonstone, rainbow moonstone, blue moonstone, gemstone, stone, semi precious stone, semiprecious stone, gem, semiprecious gem
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