Monday, February 1, 2010

Mesmerizing Moonstone

The moonstone is characterized by an enchanting play of light. Indeed it owes its name to that mysterious shimmer which always looks different when the stone is moved and is known in the trade as 'adularescence'. In earlier times, people believed they could recognize in it the crescent and waning phases of the moon.

The moonstone symbolizes our being in its entirety. With its soft shimmer, it strengthens our emotional and subconscious aspects. The associations connected with that make it a "lovers' stone", evoking tender feelings and safeguarding the true joys of love. It is also said that wearing a moonstone strengthens our intuition and our capacity to understand.

Moonlight Moonstone can be found in my etsy shop.

On another note...the DH and I had a wonderful weekend away. The West Baden Springs Resort was everything and more we had hoped it would be. We love staying at Historical hotels and this hotel was just amazing. The atrium was just beautiful...marble pillars, urns over flowing with ferns, furnishing were all pristine, with the decor being art nouveau, definitely a step back in time.

On our way home we stopped at an antique shop. It took my breath away as we entered as it was chuck FULL, and I really mean that! There were only tiny paths to walk down, treasures everywhere. As you can see by this picture taken with the camera phone I meant what I said! I found this great child's hickory chair that came home with me and will end up in my antique booth. A great ending to a perfect weekend!


  1. Judy, the necklace is beautiful, the hotel is beautiful and the antique shop is packed! How wonderful to be able to have a little break.

  2. Beautiful necklace, Judy. What I like best is the two pearls dropped under the bead cap. Just lovely. Your photos of your weekend away are just what I need right now. Looks wonderful.

  3. Oh, would I have liked to wander around that antique shop with you!!!

  4. SUCH a gorgeous piece! You definitely would feel VERY special when wearing it! ;o)


    hello gorgeous xxx

  5. Beautiful necklace! As a June baby, moonstone is an alternative birthstone for me, mmm, love this piece.

    I have finished your Virtual Bead Soup piece and have a teaser detail in my blog post for today. Can't wait to see what you are making for me. The big reveal is in just a week!


  6. 4 things;
    1- The Moonstone necklace is stunning. Its classic beauty will last through the ages.

    2- What a beautiful place to visit, I just love the huge ceiling. And I love that you visit historical hotels.

    3- Your man has a bit of a twinkle in his eye. ;)

    4- What a fabulous place to find! You look right at home there among the antiques.

    LOVE your blog.