This round rainbow moonstone bead is scored from top to bottom, giving the gemstone bead a corrugated look. The textured finish provides an attractive light-catching quality that looks great when used for pendants, drops and earrings. The bead is half-drilled, making it an ideal choice for pendant and earring designs, either used individually or combined with an assortment of other colors of gemstone beads and pearls—it looks especially good with silver findings. Use jeweler’s epoxy to secure the bead on a peg.
Rainbow moonstone is a variety of labradorite, a member of the feldspar group, and features an iridescent sheen called “labradorescence.” This means that the stone displays colors that change depending on the angle and source of the light striking the stone surface. In rainbow moonstone, this characteristic is due to light reflecting from twinning planes within the stone. Ancient Romans believed moonstone to be rays of moonlight transformed into a solid form.
• Bead sizes and hole sizes are approximate and may vary slightly from bead to bead.
• Care: Clean with warm, soapy water; never clean using steam or ultrasonics.