Rainbow Moonstone Jewelry Pendant Necklace, Rainbow Moonstone Jewelry

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Rainbow Moonstone Jewelry Pendant Necklace opalescence beauty of milky white as blue quartz shimmer silver effect glides over large rainbow 13.5 carat moonstone jewelry pendant necklace that will thrill you as if looking at a white full moon with its shimmering shadow of a outline. Rainbow Moonstone Pendant Necklace designed in fine .925 sterling silver holds a beautiful 13.5 carat 17mm natural India moonstone gemstone with no known treatment. Rainbow moonstone is cut en cabochon style as most of your moon stone gems are unless you can find a rare faceted Sri Lanka moonstone gemstone. Rainbow moonstone gemstone is mounted in fine .925 sterling silver open back casting so you can see the adalurescence and blue shimmer this stone displays. Pendant measures 1 1/16" long (17mm) x 1/2" wide (13mm) attached to a .925 sterling silver detailed 5mm bail; 5.2 gram total. Included is a 18" long .925 sterling silver cable chain with a spring ring clasp for you to hang this amazing moonstone gemstone from displaying its blue shimmer. Rainbow Moonstone Jewelry Pendant Necklace bright blue adularescence known in the trade as "blue sheen" which can be seen in this quality Rainbow Moonstone Necklace. Using a 30X triplet loupe, their were no cracks, nicks or blemishes. Gemstone showed slight natural inclusions which is normal in this particular type of rainbow moonstone gemstone; it is still considered a quality piece. According to Moh's scale, moonstone has a 6 to 6.5 hardness with a refractive index of 1.51-1.53 so be careful when wearing your pendant. In addition to the body color and sheen color, the orientation of the sheen is also important. Ideally the sheen is centered on the top of the stone and visible from every side. Moonstones are the only gems that display a adularescence of shimmering light that plays over the surface of the gemstone. Adularescence exists in moonstones because the stone is actually made up of two feldspar species, orthoclase and albite gemstone's. While a moonstone forms in the heat of the earth, the two species are mixed, but as it cools, they separate into stacked layers. Light reflecting off the layers of orthoclase and albite (which have different refractive indexes) creates the phenomenon of adularescence. Moonstone en cabochons that are cut or are measured over 9x7mm are also quite a bit more valuable than smaller stones. Moonstone is best cleaned with warm soapy water and a soft brush or cloth. Excessive heat and sudden temperature changes can cause moonstone to crack, so steam cleaners should be avoided. Ultrasonic cleaners are also not considered safe for moonstones. Thank you for browsing MaggieMays! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.