In ancient times, the moonstone was the object of divination and was considered the stone of goddesses. The Romans particularly associated this stone with Diana, the goddess of the hunt and the moon. They believed that the Roman goddess of the moon was visible on this stone. At that time she was already associated with femininity, gentleness and intuition. To receive celestial clairvoyance, some men wore women's costumes while putting the stone in their mouths. By slipping into the skin of women, men could then benefit from all the extraordinary powers of this stone, namely: clairvoyance and spiritual awakening.
As the stone is of a well known white color, even silver, the Indian and Roman civilizations thought that the moonstone was created by the rays of this one. Even today, this stone is sacred in India. According to the beliefs of the Roman Empire, moonstone changed the astral phases. The moonstone is also known for its beliefs related to love. This one would have the virtue to influence the feeling of love. During the ancient period, the Greeks used it to protect pregnant women throughout their pregnancy. Associated with fertility and passion, moonstone was said to increase sexual desire and carnal pleasure. This reference to fertility was also present in the Middle East, as moonstone was used to increase the chances of having a child. Among the Egyptians, the moonstone was a great symbol of protection. Once night fell, Egyptian travelers wore this stone to protect themselves from nighttime dangers and to benefit from its powers of intuition.
Discovered in 1801 by Jean-Claude Delamétherie, the moonstone gem unveiled its mysteries as well as all its components in the early 19th century. In 2000, the moonstone was officially declared by the State of Florida in the United States, paying tribute to the first step on the moon in 1969. Today, moonstone is widely used to make cabochons, but also jewelry such as moonstone necklace, moonstone bracelet, moonstone ring, etc. People wear these beautiful objects and finery for their lithotherapy properties or simply for fashion. The main moonstone deposits are in Sri Lanka and Armenia in Lake Sevan. However, it is possible to find other smaller deposits all over the world, for example in Australia, Norway, Germany, Poland, Mexico and Brazil.