Belomorite Moonstone sphere.
Dimensions: 63.5 mm (2.5 in.) diameter
Weight: 5 grams
Moonstone is a feldspar mineral, a potassium aluminum silicate with a hardness of 6 to 6.5. It was named for its silver-white sheen, but peach, gray and rainbow moonstone can also be found. In India, its primary source, moonstone is considered a sacred stone with a special significance for lovers. It is a traditional wedding gift, used to bring harmony to new marriages. It is said to be the keeper of feminine mysteries, helping one to sort through their emotions and gain perspective. It can also evoke patience and appropriate action. In addition to India, moonstone is found in Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Burma, Australia and the United States.