Mineral Class: Feldspar
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Diaphaneity: Transparent to Translucent
Colors: Peach, Tan, Pink, White
Symbolizes: Fresh Start
Source: Australia, India, Madagascar and Sri Lanka
Peach Moonstone is a form of Moonstone which is a sodium potassium aluminum silicate of the feldspar group that displays a pearly and opalescent schiller. Peach Moonstone is considered to be one of the rarer Moonstones. It is also known as Hecatolite and is the most valuable stone of the feldspar group. Moonstone can occasionally be confused with Opalite, but Opalite is a man-made stone made to resemble Opal.
Moonstone has been used in jewelry for millennia, including ancient civilizations. In more recent history, moonstone became the hallmark of the Art Nouveau period. Moonstone has been a popular gemstone for jewelry throughout history and still is today. It was thought to protect sailors at sea and travelers on water. Like the moon, the stone is reflective and reminds you that everything is part of a cycle of change.