18 carat Gold or 22carat Gold

There is often confusion over whether to make your Stone jewelry in 18carat gold or 22carat!

 

18 carat gold contains 75% gold, with the rest made up of other more durable metal alloys used to add colour and strength. It is hard compared to 22carat gold. It can withstand the stone more effectively in setting.

22 carat gold – is very soft, as it consists of around 91.6% gold and so it’s not ideal for stone set jewellery, being more suitable for plain gold jewellery, such as wedding bands. Soft gold can easily change the shape over long use and can make stone settings loose, which can be risky.

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Therapeutic Gemstone Moonstone

The Moonstone get its name from the ancient belief that it was made from the rays of the moon, after they cooled down on the earth surface.
Astrological benefits of Moonstone–
It calms emotions and promotes unity and harmony with people around. It enhances self esteem and creativity.
Moonstone’s lubricating energy helps increase flexibility and muscle strength, heal your skin, and prevent harmful DNA mutations.
Moonstone strengthens your immune and lymphatic systems, boosts your body’s energy supplies, and helps eliminate the unwanted effects of aging.
Moonstone promotes youthfulness by nourishing and strengthening your supraphysical aura.

Procedure for wearing Moonstone as per Indian Astrology 
The first choice as the metal for Moonstone should be Silver.
Moonstone is worn in the little finger of the correct hand (Left Hand for left-handed people and the Right Hand for right-handed people). It should be worn on Monday evening during the Shukla Paksh ( waning Moon)

Cleaning the Gem
Moonstone is relatively softer than other Gemstones. It should always be cleaned with soft brushes, and shouldn’t be treated with chemical solutions or cosmetics.
Your Moonstone Gemstone might routinely carry negative energies, and the stone or ring can be detoxified by dipping it in water overnight.

Sri Lanka is a major producer – and the stone is collected from alluvial streams..

Did you know? A 490 carat moonstone discovered in Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa is one of the largest moonstones ever discovered.

 

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