Can moonstone go in water

Can moonstone go in water ?

Did you know that there are 50 stones that do not tolerate water? And if you are here, it is because you do not wish to lose your moonstone by lack of knowledge or that you wish to launch out in the preparation of elixir or its cleaning. So much the better, because with this article, you will quickly know if a moonstone can go in water and if you have in your collection stones that should avoid water or not. 

The moonstone can go in the water

Rest assured, the moonstone can go in water, but avoid salt water. It is advisable to use fresh water if you want to perform an optimal purification, we advise you to purify your moonstone under running water for a few seconds, then to place it in a container filled with clear water for a whole night (the more natural the water will be, the better it will be to avoid damaging the crystals, the distilled water of the iron is very good in this case). The ideal is to place your moonstone in a non stagnant water like a stream or a fountain, which will have the particularity of eliminating more effectively the negative energies.

How to clean your moonstone with water ?

How to clean your moonstone with water

Moonstone cleansing is an important operation to be done after the purchase of the gem or in case of change of ownership. The purpose is to eliminate the vibrations emanating from the person who owned it before you. During use, also remember to purify/clean your stone at least once every 3 months. This operation allows the moonstone to get rid of the negative energies it may have accumulated through your encounters and your own emotions.

Here are the steps to clean your moonstone:

  1. Choose a container adapted to the size of the stone
  2. Fill the container with spring water
  3. Place the stone in a container of water for one hour
  4. Take the stone out and wipe it with a soft cloth to dry it well
  5. Repeat the operation every 3 months or when you feel that the stone is losing energy.

Preferably, the stone should be placed in a stream or fountain. Natural water allows for a successful purification. However, rinsing under tap water will also work if you do not have access to a stream.

50 stones that should avoid contact with water

Apart from the moonstone that can go in water, and despite the fact that most stones are not afraid of water, there are a few that should never be in contact with this element. And if this happens, dry them quickly! In which case, they could lose their shine, rust or even dissolve irreparably. This intolerance is due to the chemical composition of the stone and more particularly to its hardness. This is related to the Mohs scale which is a scale from 1 to 10 to measure the hardness of certain minerals by testing the resistance of these minerals. The lower you go on the scale, the more easily your stone will become brittle in contact with water.

  1. Agate
  2. Amazonite
  3. Amber
  4. Amethyst
  5. Apatite
  6. Aragonite
  7. Aventurine
  8. Azurite
  9. Calcite
  10. Chalcedony
  11. Chrysocolla
  12. Chrysoprase
  13. Citrine
  14. Dolomite
  15. Epidote
  16. Hematite
  17. Howlite
  18. Iolite
  19. Jasper
  20. Lapis lazuli
  21. Lepidolite
  22. Magnesite
  23. Malachite
  24. Obsidian
  25. Tiger's eye
  26. Onyx
  27. Opal
  28. Prehnite
  29. Pyrite
  30. Quartz
  31. Quartz tangerine
  32. Rhodonite
  33. Rhodochrosite
  34. Sand rose
  35. Shattuckite
  36. Selenite
  37. Sodalite
  38. Tectite
  39. Turquoise
  40. Zircon

These stones which fear especially the salt water :

  1. Angelite
  2. Azurite
  3. Calcite
  4. Carnelian
  5. Cyanite
  6. Kunzite
  7. Fire Opal
  8. Imperial topaz
  9. Black tourmaline
  10. Turquoise

If you ever make a mistake that damages your minerals and moonstone jewelry, don't be hard on yourself! Remember, experience is the best way to learn.

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