moon·stone | \-ˌstōn \

Definition of moonstone 

: a transparent or translucent feldspar of pearly or opaline luster used as a gem

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The brand is known for its use of unorthodox materials, from earrings made of pebbles and sapphires to bracelets formed from moonstone, aluminum, and nutwood. Rebecca Ramsey, The Cut, "These Hemmerle Earrings Offer a Sweet Optical Illusion," 5 Apr. 2018 Custom order rainbow moonstone and amethyst pendant set in woven sterling silver; $280. Vanessa Infanzon, charlotteobserver, "CLT Made: Lapidify," 12 Mar. 2018 Jacquie Aiche’s store in Los Angeles is full of jewelry items made from delicate raw quartz, tourmaline, moonstone, and countless other special stones. Emily Farra, Vogue, "Seeking Love (and Good Vibes) This Valentine’s Day? Try Jacquie Aiche’s New Ruby, Quartz, and Tourmaline Jewelry," 10 Feb. 2018 The store has a variety of gemstones for every taste including diamonds, peridot, sapphire, opal, moonstone, emerald, amethyst and more. Patricia Dillon, Houston Chronicle, "Jeffrey and Company Jewelers now open for business in Crossroads Square," 15 Dec. 2017 A rogue California poppy had sprouted in a bed of pale pink moonstone succulents. Dana Coffield, The Denver Post, "Outside Voice: The wild sometimes encroaches even the best-tended gardens," 5 May 2017 This imperial bodice-front piece features tiers of 2,000 Akoya pearls, inter-spliced with aquamarines, moonstones, and diamond slivers. Vogue, "A First Look at Boucheron’s Flacon de Neige Necklace, and Other Gems From Its New High Jewelry Collection," 3 July 2017

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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moon·stone | \ˈmün-ˌstōn \

Kids Definition of moonstone

: a partly transparent shining stone used as a gem

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