- 1.37ct round cabochon Moonstone
- Measures 8.32 - 8.29 x 3.00mm
- Purchased from Mbwana in Tanzania
- Cut by Beth Stier in Michigan
Aptly named for their moon-like glow, moonstones display a phenomenon known as “adularescence.” The best gems show a strong blue flash, and legends say that moonstone brings good luck to the wearer.
Moonstone is a birthstone for the month of June.
Gems from the heart
Moyo means 'heart' in Kiswahili. When you purchase a Moyo gem, you’re helping women artisanal gem miners (and their male allies!) in Tanzania and Kenya. We work to empower miners to work safely, improve financial security, and create stable, equitable markets for fair trade. A Moyo gem gives back a higher percentage of the sale than an ANZA gem, and this amount is re-invested into the Moyo Gems program to help run market days and support local community needs.