Moonstone Maintenance: How to Keep Your Moonstone Jewelry Ever-Gleaming

April 03, 2017

Moonstone Maintenance: How to Keep Your Moonstone Jewelry Ever-Gleaming

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Throughout history Moonstone, a mesmerizing stone from the feldspar family, has captivated the hearts of jewelers for its dreamy iridescence. Moonstone is a soft stone and when it’s not taken care of, it won’t be as gleaming as the first time you set eyes on it. To maintain the brilliance you fell in love with, you must protect, clean, charge, and store the gem properly so you’ll be able to enjoy its beauty and wisdom for many years to come. Here’s how:

 

Upkeeping

When cleaning the house, lifting heavy items, or participating in strenuous activities, it is best to remove your Moonstone jewelry as it may be exposed to housecleaning products and high heat that may cause scratches and breaks. If you’re not wearing it, store your Moonstone in a felt-lined jewelry box with many compartments to keep your jewelry from rubbing against one another. Wrap each piece in soft cloth or felt and if your Moonstone jewelry has shown visible scratches, ask your jeweler for a repolish to bring back its luster.


Physical Cleaning

Take note that ultrasonic and steam cleaners cannot be used for Moonstone. What you may use though is warm soapy water for cleaning. Or you may opt for a gentle, non-acid based jewelry cleaner or several drops of dish detergent mixed with water. First off, soak your Moonstone in the cleaning solution for 2 to 5 minutes. Then, gently remove the stone and dry with a soft cloth.

 

Vibration Cleansing

This method is used to remove the negative vibrations absorbed by Moonstone. If there’s a nearby stream or ocean, you may first wash your Moonstone jewelry under the running water, so it can not only be cleansed, but also be charged with the energy of the natural water at the same time. If there’s no available resources, then tap water will do.

Another way is by cleansing the Moonstone gem in salt water as salt has always been a purifier. What you can do is leave your Moonstone overnight, submerged in a glass bowl that’s half full with salt water. After soaking the gem, rinse it in cool running water to remove the excess salt. Be sure to dispose the salt water so it won't get used again as it will have absorbed the negative vibrations of the gem.

 

Smudging

You may also smudge your Moonstone gem if you don’t wanna use salt. This can be done by burning a smudge stick or using an incense. Hold your Moonstone in the smoke for 30 seconds to a minute to remove any stored energies. Sandalwood, sage, and sweet grass are the favorites. They’re best at releasing elements into the air that remove negative energy. You might also wanna put a small dish of salt next to you, so it can absorb the negative energy being freed from the gem.

 

Charging

Once you’ve cleansed your Moonstone jewelry, it is now time to empower it with fresh energy. Start charging it one night before the full moon. Simply leave the gem outside under the moonlight and let the moon do its work. You might also wanna set your intention and say a few words to the moon by holding it in your hand and saying “Only positive, high vibrational energy may flow through this stone.”

Or you may hold your Moonstone jewelry to your 3rd Eye Chakra and declare your purpose: “I charge this moonstone for clarity/renewal/healing/love/guidance …” or whatever you wish. After the third night, your Moonstone gem is ready to be worn again, gleaming as always.

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Sizing

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Hi M O O N Child,

We understand most people don´t know their ring size. So we hope the below information will help.

⇢ All our Moonstone rings come in US American sizes - we don´t offer half sizes ⇠

If you´re aware about your size you can check the table below to convert it into our US sizes.
Also if you already own a ring that properly fits the intended finger you could also use it to measure it in order to find out your ring size from the table below.

If you are between sizes, order up.

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If you think now 
"Nice to know  - but I still have no idea what my ring size is..."
we´re here to help:

1. Get a non-stretchy string (or paper) about 6" long & 1/4" wide.
2. Wrap it around the spot of your finger where you intend to wear the ring. It has to fit snug, but not too tight.
3. Mark the point on the string (or paper) where it overlaps forming a circle.
4. Measure the length of the string (or paper) and check for the corresponding ring size in the chart.

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A few tips from our side:

Make sure your finger is at a normal body temperature as fingers can shrink or expand when it´s cold or hot. If your knuckle is larger than your finger’s base, take two separate measurements & choose a size in between. You want a ring to fit over your knuckle, but not be too loose or it will shift around.

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If you still don´t have a clue, check out our ring size suggestions below...