Black Moonstone (India)

Black Moonstone (India)

per stone

Dark Wisdom

Evoke the Dark Goddess and explore the Sacred Mysteries. Face your Shadow Sides fearlessly and compassionately. Be patient and allow events to unfold in their own time. Honor your own strength and ability to be vulnerable. Let Black Moonstone ignite your own Divine Power!

OriginIndia
PolishShiny & Smooth
QualityAA (quality chart)
ShapeIrregular Polished Shapes
TransparencyOpaque
Average Size1 in / 25 mm (size chart)
Average Weight0.4 oz / 10 g / 50 carats

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Black Moonstone Healing Properties

Ethically Sourced Black Moonstone

When we know better, we do better. Ethical sourcing is a constantly evolving process. If the original sourcing for the stone still passes Moonrise Crystals’ current standards, it will be restocked as soon as possible. If the original sourcing is no longer acceptable, it will be restocked when/if a better supplier can be found.

Know where your crystals come from

This Black Moonstone comes from artisanal miners in India. “Moonstone” is a name given to a variety of iridescent feldspar minerals.  Black Moonstone is most often a gray Microcline.  Artisanal mining for feldspar minerals like Microcline tends to be surface mining with a low environmental impact and is relatively safe for miners.

This lapidary drum tumbles stones in Cape Town, South Africa. It is a family business, founded by a father and passed on to his sons. Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly. The lapidary sells primarily at two gemshows, one in the United States and the other in France.

I have been doing business with this source since 2014. They are the oldest tumbling company in the world and have more varieties, in more sizes, than any other known source. The company started in California in the 1950s and was eventually bought by a British immigrant who had young sons. Eventually the company moved to South Africa in order to be closer to the source of their best-selling stone and to have the legal rights to export it. The company is now run by the sons and their childhood best friend.

The current owners personally visit many small and large mines. To connect with artisanal miners in sub-Sahara Africa, they work with local Gem Dealers who travel far into the bush to buy from part-time miners. The majority of these Gem Dealers are women. Some, but not all, of their stones are labeled with country-of-origin. For those that aren’t, I ask the owners directly. As I’ve learned more about mining practices in individual countries, I have become increasingly selective about what I will purchase from them. However, they remain my preferred source for most of the stones I sell from sub-Sahara Africa.

  • Fair Wages

  • Family Business

  • Safe Lapidary Conditions

  • Lower Safety Risk for Miners

  • Environmentally Friendly Mining

Black Moonstone Healing, Mineralogy, and History

Published February 2016  •  Updated December 2022  •  Read Time: 6 minutes
Black Moonstone evokes the energy of the Dark Moon and the Dark Goddess.  Moonstone is an ancient name that is used for a variety of iridescent Feldspar minerals.  They are typically white stones that shimmer and glow when moved in the light, a optical phenomenon known as the Schiller Effect.  During the 20th century, other iridescent stones began to be referred to as Moonstones, most famous some inky black Feldspar minerals.  Black Moonstone is uniquely suited to exploring the subconscious and for shadow work.  It is highly recommended for feminists and for healing wounds caused by toxic patriarchal systems. […]

Tumbled Black Moonstone

What You’ll Receive: 1 Stone - 100% natural Black Moonstone

Selection Process: The stone I select for you will be carefully chosen for its beauty and appeal. If combined with other stones, I always take time to choose stones that look and feel good together.

Polishing Method: Polished by hand, one stone at a time. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.

Color: Blackish-gray with a silvery shimmer, may have creamy-orange lines.

Taking Care of Your Healing Crystals

  • Crystals Sturdy For Pocket

    This stone is sturdy enough to be carried daily.

  • Crystals Keep In Shade

    Keep it in the shade to protect its colour.

  • Crystals Safe In Elixir

    This stone is safe to use in direct-infusion elixirs.

Shipping

All Orders are shipped Next Business Day

  • Domestic First-Class averages 3-7 days.
  • International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.

Environmentally-Friendly Materials

  • Shipping envelopes, paperwork & boxes are recyclable
  • Shipping peanuts & bubble-wrap are biodegradable
  • ‘Plastic’ bags are plant-based & compostable

2 reviews for Black Moonstone (India)

  1. Jennifer S. (Colorado) (verified owner)

    The silver moonstone is just beautiful! The flash is so silky looking and has beautiful markings and depth.

  2. Heather L. (Florida) (verified owner)

    Wonderful seller! I cannot say enough good things about Julie’s quality stones and wonderful communication. She is very approachable for questions and I love getting one of her special stones in the mail. Highly recommend these stones and this seller!

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