6mm blue moonstone cabochon sterling silver stud earrings with detachable sterling silver lotus flower below. Earrings can be worn as studs without the lotus flower or with the flower below. Approximate size 25 x 22 mm (1 x 0.9″) including lotus flower.
This variety of alkali feldspar is of the orthoclase variety. As magma gradually cools, albite within the mineral forms alternating layers which create a shimmering glow known as adularescence. The quality of moonstone varies and may range from a light milky glow to a bright blue glow, with the highest quality displaying a rainbow sheen. Moonstone occurs within igneous rocks such as pegmatite and granite.
As a healing stone, moonstone is thought to enhance intuitive sensitivity, relieve anxiety, stress and over-reaction.