Pale, milky and white it also flashes a luster of translucence – that makes it prized as one of the world’s most fascinating Gemstones. It is moonstone, a variety of feldspar and one of June’s designated birthstones. Most of the finest, gem quality moonstones come from Dumbara district of Sri Lanka. Camellia Moonstone gem born in Meetiyagoda.
History of Moonstone
MOONSTONE seems to glow with a light reminiscent of moonlight and perhaps this very quality caused it to be associated with the moon. Legend has it that the gem is ruled by varying phases of the lunar body, theoretically imparting more strength to its wearer during waxing rather than waning stages.
Emblematically, the gem is associated with the spirit of hope. Perhaps because of the long association of lovers with moonlight, moonstone has been created with helping to reunite lovers who have parted on less than amicable terms. But the stone has also been used as a kind of talisman for people having complaints caused by lung ailments, dropsy, circulatory problems, and fever.