This stunning hand selected Rainbow Moonstone Sphere from India has gorgeous flashes that are very difficult to capture on camera! You will receive the exact sphere shown in the photos above. Sphere stand available here.
Size: Approx 55mm
Rainbow Moonstone is an opaque to translucent white crystal with colourful, usually blue flashes (although these can also be yellow/orange/red etc). It is actually a white form of Labradorite.
According to Hindu legend, Moonstone was formed from solidified moonbeams, and is embedded in the forehead of the god Ganesh, god of the moon. Another ancient Vedic legend says that during the battle between the gods Vishnu and Bali, when Vishnu destroyed Bali's body, it fell to earth and the different parts became gemstones - with his eyes becoming moonstone. They still regard it as an incredibly sacred stone - it was not allowed to be displayed for sale unless it was shown on a yellow cloth (a sacred colour). They have many rituals and legends surrounding it, including that if you put it in your mouth during the full moon, you would see your future.
The Romans believed that it was formed from drops of moonlight, and the light inside was the goddess of the moon, Diana. They thought the stone was an aphrodisiac, and that if two people wore it during a full moon they would fall in love. Ancient Asian culture believed that the light inside the crystal is a living spirit, and that it would attract great abundance. They believed that the most beautiful flashy moonstones would be brought in with the tides every 21 years. Rainbow Moonstone is used all over the world as a symbol of fertility, abundance and love. People have worn it sewn into their clothing to boost fertility, hung it from trees to attract abundant crops and given in jewellery to lovers.
Rainbow Moonstone Metaphysical Properties include:
- Promotes a happy home
- Increased wisdom and insight
- Helps creativity
- Helps with change, new beginnings and endings
- Has been used for centuries as a travellers protection stone
- Soothing and calming for emotions and inner self
- Keeps you calm, controls balance and brings confidence
- Helps to combat cycles and repeated patterns
- Boosts fertility, reproductive health
- Helps to combat mood swings