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Why Buy Cat’s Eye Moonstone From GemFame?
We Sell High Quality Cat’s Eye Moonstone in reasonable price, We have various types of Sizes, Shapes, Weight, Cut, Lots, Pairs, Four line Moon stone and Various Origins. We Ship Through Reputed Courier Service to Deliver Your Order within Timeline, We also Provide 30 Days Replacement / Refund for All Products.
About Cat’s Eye Moonstone
Moon stone is a member of the Feldspar Group of minerals that also includes Albite, Amazonite, Andesine, Anorthite, Bytownite, Hyalophane, Labradorite, Moonstone, Oligoclase, Orthoclase, Sanidine and Sunstone. Moon stone is a popular name for Orthoclase and/or Plagioclase Feldspar showing a blue sheen. The blue sheen is produced by the presence of very finely dispersed Albite crystals or plates within a body of Orthoclase or Labradorite. This blue sheen is refered to as adularescence. Blue sheen Moon stone with a colorless and transparent body free of inclusions makes for a rare and beautiful gem. Common Moonstone is usually translucent to opaque or heavily included.
Moon stone gets its name from its blueish glow due to adularescence. The name Orthoclase is from the Greek words orthos meaning right and kalo meaning I cleave because its cleavages are at right angles. Feldspar is from the Swedish feldt + spat meaning that it was found in fields overlying granite.
Properties of Cat’s Eye Moonstone
Chemical Composition : KAlSi3O8
Hardness : 6.0 – 6.5
Specific Gravity (Density) : 2.56 – 2.59
Refractive Index : 1.520 – 1.525 Biaxial ( – )