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Rainbow Moonstone is a gemsona created by N.R. Wynter. She is actually a clear labradorite and a star performer in Gem culture do to her rarity. The Gem ends up falling in love with an era 2 Sunstone where they fuse and become Rainbow Lattice Sunstone. As the fusion, they escaped Homeworld to live on Earth as a street artist, using grinned up gem shards as paint.

Gemology

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  • Rainbow moonstone is a labradorite, a variety of feldspar.
    • It has a chemical composition of (Ca,Na)(AlSi)2Si2O8, a hardness of 6 - 6½, and a triclinic crystal system.
  • Although similar in appearance, rainbow moonstone and actual moonstones vary.
    • Labradorites are a plagioclase feldspar member while moonstone belongs to the orthoclase branch.
    • The source of their optical color effect is different. Rainbow moonstone's is caused by labradorescence, caused by reflection of multiple inclusions and twinning. Meanwhile, moonstone's adularescence is caused by albite inclusions.
    • Moonstone's chemical formula is KAlSi3O8 with a monoclinic crystal system.
  • Like all labradorites, rainbow "moonstones" are formed with hornblende in basalt of volcanic rocks.
  • Deposits can be found in Canada, Australia, India, Madagascar, Mexico, Myanmar, Russia, Sri Lanka, and the United States.
  • It was named after the location of its discovery: Labrador, Canada.
    • Labradorite was discovered in 1770.
  • According to an Eskimo legend, the Northern Lights were trapped inside the stones.
  • Metaphysically, rainbow moonstone is the stone of transformation. It helps one accept change, imparting strength and perseverance onto the wearer. Added that it's a protection stone, it aids to find one's true path in life.
    • It brings insight, shed light on the unknown, awaken magical and psychic abilities, and promoting peace to stressful thought patterns.
    • Traditionally, labradorites, and by extension rainbow moonstone, are considered good luck.