This round chocolate moonstone cabochon presents a luminous mink brown color and is ideal for use in custom earrings, pendants, brooches or stick pins. Create coordinated sets with this moonstone or combine it with other earth-tone cabs to design multi-color looks.
Moonstone is a member of the feldspar-group mineral orthoclase and features an iridescent sheen called “adularescence.” Some believe that, to be correctly called moonstone, the makeup of a given stone is less crucial than the presence of the characteristic adularescence. In true moonstone, however, this characteristic is due to the presence of albite inclusions within the stone and the reflection of light from the crystalline structure. Ancient Romans believed moonstone to be rays of moonlight transformed into a solid form.