Saturday, January 17, 2015

The difference between Rainbow Moonstone - Moonstone - Opal Moonstone and Opalite used in jewellery

What is the difference between Moonstone - Rainbow Moonstone - Opal Moonstone and Opalite? 

Rainbow Moonstone otherwise known as Moonstone is a true gemstone this is a white colour with occasional rainbow flecks within the gemstone.

 Rainbow Moonstone handmade jewellery

Opalite otherwise known as Opal Moonstone is in fact glass that has received a finishing treatment similar to gemstone treatments. It has a slightly blue translucent look that is quite distinctive.

 Opalite Jewellery

Often very confusing people may thing they are buying a gemstone when they are in fact buying glass. 
Just to add to the confusion Opal is another gemstone which comes in a variety of colours including  Fire Opal. 
Both make great jewellery pieces though and are both very popular choices and used frequently in handmade jewellery.

Handmade Jewellery from Silver Wire Designs in the UK

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