In Ancient Rome, the moonstone was believed to have been born of the solidified rays of the moon. The surface creates a beautiful visual effect, caused by light diffraction that makes for an opalescent lustre.
Moonstone is regarded as the gemstone to aid in the fulfilment of destiny and wishes, as well as being thought to strengthen ones latent psychic abilities. Its stunning shimmer allows for the wearer to see all the facets of their own reflection, showing things how they are and in every light. For this reason it is used as a contemplative stone to aid meditation and deep thinking. It is also said that if you give your lover a moonstone necklace when the moon is full you will always have passion for one another.
Moonstone is used for many decorative applications such as spheres and wands as well as making inspiring jewellery.