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Peach Moonstones, Too!

Last time I wrote about my love affair with rainbow moonstones. But there are plenty of other moonstones to love. Another of my favorites is peach moonstone.  The thing that links the two is the shimmer, which is really hard to photograph properly. This photo probably gives the best idea of the sheen when the light hits just right.  I've made quite a few peach moonstone designs in the last year or two, so I'm always shopping for more stones. I can say that quality varies widely, and my husband doesn't call me Picky Vickie for nothing. When I find a great source, I now know to stock up!    

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Moonstone

My current favorite stone is rainbow moonstone. I love the way it catches and refracts the light to give a luminous blue glow, bringing to mind the moonlight for which is is named. After using up some of my favorite rose cut moonstones from my last Tucson Gem Show trip (where I watched a person reach over me and buy the entire remaining tray!), I've been wishing for more.   So I ordered some semi-matched pairs from a new supplier to test. They have gorgeous color, presumably due to the fact that they are quite high domed. That means they weigh more and cost more, but I'm loving the results.  If you're into the spirituality of gemstones, Moonstone has special meanings...

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