Besides main and original gemstones, there are some substitutes available in gemstone world. The substitute gemstones are less precious than the main and famous gemstones. The substitute gemstones are found as natural and artificial both. The substitute gemstones are found with mixture of many ore; hence sometimes it gives effect of one or two planet also.
Moonstone gemstone is substitute of the Pearl. Moonstone is known as Chandrakant. The Moonstone gemstone is produced in Srilanka, Myanmar, Brazil, India, Tanzania, Mexico and America.
Physical characteristics of Moonstone
Hardness- 6 to 6.5
Specific Gravity- 2.56 to 2.62
Refractive Index- 1.520 to 1.525
Chemical composition- Potassium Aluminum Silicate
Who can wear a Moonstone ring or pendant?
Gemstones are like medicine. These have the power to cure your problem. But if the gemstones are not adopted according to the combination of ascendant and Moon zodiac then the gemstones reflects their side effects too.
Moonstone holds the power of Moon. Everybody can not wear a Moonstone ring/pendant. Wearing of a Moonstone ring or pendant depends upon Moon’s position in the horoscope, degree of Moon, ascendant and Moon zodiac sign. Moonstone gives full effect during the ten years of Moon’s Mahadasha. In other period it continues to hold the good will of the Moonstone holder.
Moonstone gives its 100% good result without any side effects to the people having appropriate combinations of ascendant and Moon zodiac. Your ascendant should be either of Aries, Cancer, Libra, Scorpio or Pisces. Simultaneously, your Moon Zodiac also should be either of Aries, Cancer, Libra, Scorpio or Pisces. Moonstone ring or pendant should not be worn on following condition despite having above combination of ascendant and Moon zodiac in your horoscope:
1 If Moon is positioned in the 6th, 8th and 12th house of ascendant/Moon zodiac, Moonstone ring should not be worn.
2 If the degree of bright Moon is between 10 to 20 then the power of Moon is self sufficient and it does not required to be enhanced with the help of Moonstone.
Side effects of Moonstone
Side effects of the Moonstone are same as Pearl gemstone. The details are provided in the link Side effects of Pearl.