All items are handmade and unique. We’ve tried to make sure the photos give an accurate representation of color and shading, but the stones can vary greatly from one quarry to another. Many color variations can be found.
Dark to Light
Dark to Light is a combination of 10mm moonstone quartz beads: the white moonstone is loved for its translucent irridescence that resembles moonlight. The dark moonstone is a smoky quartz that refracts light and flashes the colors back as the beads are moved.
In Scotland, where smoky quartz is the national gem, it is used in the form of jewelry and as a decoration on the handles of sgian dubhs, on kilt pins and more. Smoky quartz is believed to offer a range of healing properties, counteracting negative effects of radiation, chemotherapy, and even sunburn. It is also used to relieve tension of the back and shoulders, headaches, muscle cramps, and chronic pain. Smoky quartz is thought to be useful in treating ailments of the hips, legs and abdomen and to benefit the muscle and nerve tissues and reproductive system. Some believe it helps regenerate the bronchi in the lungs and protect the pulmonary tracts. It may be used in benefitting the kidneys, pancreas, adrenal glands and other organs of the body functioning in elimination to aid in the removal of toxins.
Rainbow moonstone was popular in Ancient Rome, China, and India, and remains an extremely well-loved stone for its unique look. In the ancient world, India was well-known for its beautiful rainbow moonstones, which were a huge source of wealth and prestige for those who had access to them. The mountains of Switzerland and the country of Sri Lanka are the sources of much moonstone in the modern world. Rainbow moonstone generally displays a blue or multi-coloured sheen, which distinguishes it from other varieties of moonstone.
Moonstone is a stone used to calm the emotions and alleviate stress. Some believe it also aids the digestive system, eliminates toxins and fluid retention, and alleviates degenerative conditions of skin, hair, eyes, and fleshy organs such as the liver and pancreas. It is said to stimulate the pineal gland and balance hormonal cycles, and is a favorite with women for assisting with PMS, conception, pregnancy, childbirth, and breast-feeding. Some believe it is also beneficial to men in opening the emotional self.