moon·​stone ˈmün-ˌstōn How to pronounce moonstone (audio)
: a transparent or translucent feldspar of pearly or opaline luster used as a gem

Examples of moonstone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His technical mastery is on full display in this elaborate 24k yellow gold, sterling silver, and moonstone ring featuring a pair of clownfish created using a micromosaic technique. Victoria Gomelsky, Robb Report, 14 Aug. 2023 Strung from a dainty chain, the 18K gold vermeil pendant features Missoma's signature ridge detailing around a rainbow moonstone center. Sarah Maberry, Harper's BAZAAR, 24 July 2023 June has three birthstones: alexandrite, pearl and moonstone. Olivia Munson, USA TODAY, 15 May 2023 The biggest attraction may be Moonstone Beach, resplendent in tide pools, a boardwalk, and, yes, moonstones and jade. Travel + Leisure Editors, Travel + Leisure, 28 Apr. 2023 The finest moonstones will be colorless, or white, with a sheen of blue. Olivia Munson, USA TODAY, 27 Mar. 2023 The singer paired the look with a matching blue moonstone necklace drenched in gold and covered in tiny diamonds from Logan Hollowell. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 10 Feb. 2023 Surrounding it is moonstone covered with resin that cracked during production. Paulette Perhach, New York Times, 27 Jan. 2023 The diamond zodiac constellations pair perfectly with a simple silk slip, while the moonstone collection can be worn with everyday attire. Harper's BAZAAR, 16 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of moonstone was in the 15th century

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“Moonstone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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moon·​stone -ˌstōn How to pronounce moonstone (audio)
: a partly transparent shiny stone used as a gem

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