• Love It To The Moon And Back

    July 11, 2016

    Photo by accessgems.com

    Half of the months in the calendar year—March, June, August, October, November, and December—have more than one “official” birthstone. June has three choices: pearl, the most traditional, alexandrite and moonstone. My June favorite is alexandrite, which has a distinctive color-change phenomenon. Indoors, it appears red but... [more]

  • Love It To The Moon And Back

    July 11, 2016

    photo by Gemstones – Gemthaburi (www.gemthaburi.com)

    Moonstones, characterized by a distinctive soft glow of light, are formed by two varieties of the mineral feldspar—orthoclase and albite—intermingled during formation deep inside the earth. As the mineral cooled, the two separated out into flat, alternating stacked layers. The refraction and scattering... [more]