New Find from India Moonstone has long been associated with the moon due to its iridescence. It looks like it shines from the moon. The most valuable stones also have a property, called adularescence, that makes the moonlike sheen appear to move across the surface when the stone is observed from different angles. Romans believed the stone formed from moonlight. Ancient Hindu beliefs said that moonstone formed from tiny parts of moonbeams. Arabian women, in tune with the feminine and fertile aspects of moonstone, would sew moonstone into their robes to be blessed with many children. Like the moon, moonstone is a symbol of feminine energy. The meaning of moonstone is for the balance of emotions: balancing, calming, and healing. It helps the wearer bring their emotions under control. It helps balance the yin and yang. Another meaning of moonstone is for men to become more comfortable with their feminine side. Like the moon, the meaning of moonstone is about cycles. For example, moonstone jewelry is helpful during a woman's menstrual cycle. As with the moon, moonstone symbolizes rebirth and new beginnings. Moonstone is one of the gemstones for the thirteenth wedding anniversary.