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The Moonstone Pebble is part of the orthosis family, minerals that belong to the silicates group. Albite, a mineral of the feldspar family, is also used in the composition of Moonstone. The Moonstone owes its name to its opaline reflections, which are not unlike the brightness of the Moon. The most popular Moonstone have a characteristic shimmer under their surface. This rather fragile Stone is resistant to shocks. It is offered here in the form of Pebbles. These Moonstone Pebbles, placed with tumbled stones in barrels, are polished without human intervention. The deposits that later gave rise to Moonstone Pebbles are numerous. The most remarkable are in Armenia, but other sites in India, Sri Lanka, Austria and the United States contain significant quantities of Moonstone. Known by other names since ancient times, Moonstone protected Egyptians travelling at night and had many Virtues in ancient Ceylon. Associated with the Earth’s satellite whose name it bears, this Stone was chosen by Florida to symbolise the passage of man on the Moon.