Moonstone is a birthstone for June, along with pearl and alexandrite and also one of the gems for the 13th anniversary.

Moonstone has been used in jewellery for millennia. Both Romans and Greeks associated moonstone with their lunar deities, believing moonstone was derived from solidified rays of the moon.

Moonstone’s otherworldly iridescence suited the aesthetics of the Art Nouveau period and it was a frequently used gem in jewellery created by artists such as the French goldsmith René Lalique.

Moonstone is also the official state gemstone for Florida.