Many crystal lovers generally end up buying fake crystals, similar to those who want to buy real moonstone jewelry. Many of the sellers sell Opalite and moonstone. Opalite slightly looks like a moonstone, and an unknown person who doesn’t know much about crystal will be unable to spot the differences between these two gemstones.
Moonstone comes one of the most popular gemstones because of its blue and rainbow shine. This is also known as rainbow moonstone. Moonstone is a member of the feldspar mineral group, and sodium potassium aluminum silicate and has a lustrous shine. Moonstone crystal is transparent, light passes through it but does not have that much clear view, and comes in different colors like white, gray, blue, pink, and rainbow. The Moonstone gemstone protects the feminine energies and opens up new ways in life.
Moonstone is white and shiny like a pearl, it has different healing and metaphysical properties. The moonstone comes in so many different varieties:
The difference in layers: A real moonstone will always have different layers in its structure. This is because it consists of Albite and Orthoclase holding up each other. On the other side, Opalite didn't include layers and was made up of some homogeneous substance.
Appearance: An opalite has minimal variations except for some bubbles in it because it is made up of a synthetic substance, whereas moonstones always have some internal scars, which are also known as centipedes in them. A moonstone will have some inclusion in it, but it will never have a bubble.
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Some other crystals can imitate moonstones perfectly like hecatolite, and are not as valuable as real moonstone loose gems. Real moonstones have a specific kind of transparency, sheen, or color; an experienced person will easily recognize it. Before buying a good moonstone, you should consult a good, experienced, and reputed jeweler.
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Here are two methods to cleanse or recharge the moonstone energy.
Gemstones and crystals work so well when charged and cleansed regularly. Healing crystals keep you from negative energies and welcome positive vibes. Just put your moonstone into the water to clean its energy or put this bowl on the roof under the moon, so this will observe the moonlight.