Moonstone, Black

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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!

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Healing Properties of Black Moonstone

Spiritual: Black Moonstone evokes the Goddess and the energy of the Dark Moon, a time for personal reflection, spiritual mystery, and deep psychic power. Moonstone is a stone of new beginnings, and the black ones invite us to explore our shadow side and the darker aspects of our life and psyche. Black Moonstone encourages us to sit with ourselves in non-judgement and accept “what is,” whether that be in the past or present, while simultaneously showing us the way forward, out of Darkness and into the Light. Black Moonstone is a warrior stone, with a deeply compassionate energy that suffers no fools and charges us to face the world honestly and fearlessly. Anyone who works with Black Moonstone will be asked to confront the Truth and be changed forever. Black Moonstone activates the Kundalini Serpent, teaches emotional balance, awakens intuition, and empowers spells. Black Moonstone is attuned to the Root, Sacral, Third Eye, and Crown Chakras and linked to the astrological signs of  Cancer, Libra, Scorpio. It is connected to the element of Wind; and vibrates to the Number 4.

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Emotional: Black Moonstone can help us to sort through our emotions and deeply ingrained beliefs and understand them better. It helps us to step back from intense situations and look at them critically and without emotional judgement. It can also be used to analyze our habits and patterns to see whether or not they truly serve us. Black Moonstone invites us to think before we act, and to take time to process and examine new information, before jumping to conclusions. It teaches us the value of patience, and that proper timing is one of the keys to success. Black Moonstone helps us to be comfortable with vulnerability and to allow our hearts to rest and heal.

Mental: Black Moonstone is a stone of wild inspiration and intuitive knowing. It encourages us to trust that everything is working out according to a higher Divine plan. Yet, it also empowers us to take charge of our own lives and to be responsible for creating a life we can be proud of. Black Moonstone invites us to look more closely at our own thoughts and how they affect the world around us, and then to choose thoughts which bless our lives with joy and peace. Black Moonstone helps to calm overreactions and helps us to logically and intuitively explore emotional triggers and other erratic energies.

Physical: Moonstone has been traditionally used by metaphysical healers to soothe hormonal fluctuations and to ease all aspects of menstruation, fertility, and childbirth. It is thought to be closely linked with the Pineal Gland and can help to balance hormones and other chemical systems. It is also believed to be helpful for healing the digestive tract and reproductive systems. Black Moonstone is said to be particularly good for treating postpartum depression or anxiety related to infertility or impotence.

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

Mineralogy of Black Moonstone

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Raw Black Moonstone

Mineral Family: Feldspar

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Chemical Composition: Various
Cleavage: Perfect
Color: Black, creamy bands
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Form/Habit: Short prismatic
Fracture: Conchoidal to uneven, brittle
Gravity: 2.6
Hardness: 6-6.5
luminescence: None
Luster: Vitreous
Streak: White
Transparency: Tranparent-Opaque

Location: Moonstone comes in a variety of shades, with important deposits found in Brazil, India, Madagascar, Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka, and the United States. The only known source for Black Moonstone is Madagascar.Black Moonstone Mine Locations

Mineral Family: Moonstone is a term used to describe a variety of Feldspar minerals, all of which belong to the Silicate Family. Silicate minerals form the largest family of minerals, including more than 25% of all known minerals and 40% of all common minerals. In addition to being a major part of the Earth’s crust, Silicate minerals have also been found on the moon and in meteorites. Silicates are minerals which contain the elements Silicon (a light gray shiny metal) and Oxygen (a colorless gas). Together, these two elements form a tetrahedron – a shape similar to a pyramid – with a Silicon atom in the center and Oxygen atoms at each of the four corners. These tetrahedra connect with other chemical structures, in six different ways, to form various minerals and rocks. There are six main groups of Silicate minerals, and these main groups are further subdivided into secondary subdivisions, such as Quartz and Feldspar. Moonstone is the commercial name used for several types of Feldspar which show a silvery iridescence when cut properly. Most Moonstones are technically Anothroclase, but they can also be Orthoclase, Sanidine, Albite, Oligoclase, or Adularia. These stones are closely related to several other shimmering Feldspar minerals such as blue-green Amazonite, orange Sunstone, and multi-colored Labradorite. The vast majority of Moonstones are white or cream colored, but they can also be peach or black. Each color is marked by a soft iridescent shimmer. Moonstone rainbow

 

Formation: Moonstone can be formed through igneous, sedimentary, or metamorphic processes. Its most famous feature is an iridescence which is usually white or silvery, but can also be blue or a even a full rainbow.  This shimmer is called the “schiller effect” and is caused by tiny layers of various Feldspar minerals (most notably Albite) which are laid down during the crystallization process.

Mining: Typically mined from primary deposits which still have their original relationship with the host rock. Many Moonstone mines are small operations, little more than small shafts dug out by hand.

Enhancements: All Black Moonstones on the market are natural, enhanced only tumbling, cutting, and polishing.

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Rough Black MoonstoneRainbow Moonstone

History of Black Moonstone

Dark goddessMoonstone has been a prized gemstone for centuries. Unlike most healing stones, Moonstone isn’t a single mineral or a rock, but rather the title given to a variety of Feldspars that show a shimmering iridescence. Most Moonstones are white or cream colored, but they can also be peach or black.

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Moonstone has been closely associated with the moon and goddess energies since antiquity. Black Moonstone is a relatively recent addition to the Moonstone pantheon and is associated with the “Dark Moon,” as opposed to the Full Moon, and the Dark Goddess, queen of Witches and the Sacred Mysteries.  

For more information see: White Moonstone

Photos: Dark Goddess

Ethically Sourced Black Moonstone

 

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The Miners sell directly to the Lapidary.

The Lapidary sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.

Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.

 

 

 

 

 

The Supply Chain

The Supply Chain is short and clean.

The Mine and Lapidary are located in the same country.

 

 

The Mine

This Black Moonstone was artisanally mined in Madagascar.

The exact deposit is unknown, but most likely caused only minor environmental damage,

and would have been relatively low risk for miners.

Learn More: Ethical Mining

 

 

The Lapidary

This Black Moonstone was polished in Antananarivo, Madagascar.

The Lapidary is owned by a woman and is a family business.

Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.

The Lapidary is also the direct-importer & sells exclusively at large gem shows.

Learn More: Ethical Lapidary

 

Sourcing Relationship

I first met the owner of the lapidary at the 2006 Gem and Mineral show in Tucson, Arizona. At that time I was working for a crystal shop in Utah and was at Tucson primarily as a “pack mule” to help carry all the stones. It was generally agreed by our crew that the “Madagascar” tent contained the most beautiful stones in the entire show.

In 2014, I embarked on my first buying trip for Moonrise Crystals.  The company I knew of only as “Madagascar” was the one company I was most determined to find and buy from. This lapidary company only sells at a handful of major gem shows.  The only time they are in the USA is for the Tucson Gem Show. During the rest of the year, the lapidary hand polishes their stock and also does charity work in their local community.  They continue to offer some of the most beautiful tumbled stones in the industry and are among my favorite suppliers.

In 2019, Moonrise Crystals and the Madagascar lapidary company joined together to financially support a rural school in Madagascar.

Safe Handling of Black Moonstone

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Black Moonstone Tumbled Stone

Color: Black with a silver shimmer.  This is a 100% natural stone, so minor variations are part of their unique beauty.

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Size: 1 inch, or a little bit bigger

Weight: 1 oz

Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days.  International First Class averages 2-3 weeks. 

Reviews

  1. Desiree S. (Nevada)

    as soon as i opened them this amazing black moonstone was yelling at me “YOU NEED ME NOW!” It’s energy was so strong it was like a magnet in my hand!

  2. Sheryl D. (California)

    Thanks very much Julie! I received the stones today! They look wonderful!

  3. Sarah M. (Arizona)

    Beautiful piece,fast shipping,couldn’t be happier Great seller thank you

  4. Diane O. (Florida)

    Item received promptly and as described. Thanks!

  5. Beth S. (Kentucky)

    Oh, what a gorgeous Black Moonstone! It’s much bigger than I expected and feels weighty, mysterious, and pleasingly smooth in my hand. The interplay of black – a more true, dark black than I expected – swirling pale patterning, and vibrant Moonstone-sheen is fascinating. This crystal fairly vibrates with mysterious power. It already feels as attuned to the unknowns and mysteries specific to my own path as if my own dreams had delivered it to me. You were in your power when you chose this crystal, Julie. Thank you!

  6. Sarah M. (Arizona)

    I’m afraid you’ll keep seeing me more often than you’d like But I really loved the two Crystal’s u sent me and they felt right so I will be coming back. I also wanted to thank you for the wonderful tea very nice surprise and truly appreciated. Thank you for all you do

  7. Christopher J. (Maryland)

    Fast shipping! Beautiful and powerful stones

  8. Michael L. (Washington)

    Great seller, would buy from again! A+++

  9. Kristin J. (Pennsylvania)

    Very pretty stone. Thank you

  10. Maria Isabel G. (New York)

    This is just gorgeous. Thank you for taking the time to pick out pretty pieces and package them well. Love your store!

  11. Zakiyyah M. (New York)

    EXQUISITE

  12. Christina B. (Illinois)

    Quick shipping and lovely seller

  13. Brenda C. (Texas)

    Beautiful! Fast shipping! Thank you!

  14. Kenye P. (Georgia)

    Thank you so much!!!!!!! The crystals are amazing and great customer service!!!! 🙂

  15. Kim S. (Georgia)

    Beautiful, love them.

  16. Kenye’ P (Georgia)

    Black Moonstone is astounding!!!! 🙂

  17. Regina V. (Florida)

    I always order my earth gems from Julie. Ships fast and picks perfect ones 4 me

  18. Regina V. (Florida)

    Thank you for picking out such a beautiful black moonstone for me. I love how the top of the stone looks like a full moon

  19. Samina S. (Ohio)

    One of my favorites! Such a generous size!!!

  20. Holly N. (Vermont)

    GREAT communication, beautiful, GENUINE stones!

  21. Dawn R. (New York)

    Great energy.

  22. Deanna T. (West Virginia)

    Thanks for the excellent service!

  23. Lauren C. (New Jersey)

    Absolutely stunning! This is the third black moonstone I have from you and they are my favorites

  24. Jen R. (Florida)

    Thank you SO much! Beautiful and great energy! 🙂

  25. Lauren C. (New Jersey)

    i wish i could give more stars! this is such a beautiful, shimmering dark moonstone! i can tell it was picked for me 🙂 the tea that was sent with my order is really yummy too! thank you so much and i’m looking forward to my next order with you 🙂

  26. Megan M. (Oklahoma)

    Absolutely beautiful! I’d been looking for a black moonstone to add to my collection and this one fits right in! I will be sitting down with a nice cup of tea very soon while I get to know my new stone!!!

  27. Kristin W. (Georgia)

    Beautiful stone. Excellent communication with seller.

  28. Jennifer S. (Colorado)

    I received the stones today, and the first words out of my mouth were “oh, wow”. They are all amazing! The black moonstone caught my eye since I’ve seen many different pictures of black moonstone, but yours stood apart by being actually black with beautiful banding. I was just drawn to them. And it is so, so beautiful in person!

  29. Jennifer S. (Colorado)

    This is such a beautiful stone! I just love it! Julie is such a pleasant seller who always takes time to talk to you about your purchase and ships out your items quickly. It was a wonderful experience that you don’t often get when you purchase an item. Thank you Julie!

  30. Norman G. (Kentucky)

    Gorgeous piece and the service was divine!!! Thanks so much

  31. LeAnn H. (Indiana)

    Perfect!

  32. Angela S. (Ohio)

    Gorgeous tumbled stones! Fast shipping! 5-Star seller!

  33. Issam B. (Washington)

    I am totally living an amazing experience!

    This is the first time I feel a deep connection between me and a stone. The first time a touched it I felt my self in a different world. Very strong and calming energy Julie is an a amazing person who took the time to think about the right solution for the problems I am facing.
    After some weeks weeks she found the right perfect stone for me. Honestly I am very satisfied.

    Thank you once again and God bless you

  34. Christina F. (New Jersey)

    Beautiful. So light and airy feeling. Thanks so much

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