Regarded in the east as an especially lucky gem, and in India as a sacred one, moonstone is so named because its translucent milky white color resembles the glow of the moon. A member of the feldspar family, it is most commonly found in India and Ceylon. It is said to arouse the tender passions of lovers and to give them the power to read the future. Moonstone soothes and balances the emotions, giving mastery over internal feelings and allowing for calm expression. It is said to protect against epilepsy and insanity, to aid women during their menstrual cycles, and to place men in touch with their gentler nature. In addition to its soft beauty, moonstone continues to be valued for its ability to bring good luck to those who wear it.
Pale pink like the first blush of dawn, rose quartz bas long been prized for the way it flatters the wearer with its soft tones. Found in masses rather than crystals, its major sources are in central and northern Europe. According to eastern belief, rose quartz is the cornerstone of the heart chakra and as such comforts the heart from all wounds past and present. It creates a soft energy that is bath emotionally and physically soothing to the touch. The stone is symbolic of Venus, ancient goddess of love, and promotes happiness, harmony and balance.