Moonstone is associated with all goddesses, but especially the Moon goddesses. Resembling the Moon or "moonshine", the ancient Romans believed the stone was actually formed from moonlight and that the wearers of Moonstone would receive wisdom, wealth and success in battle. In the Orient, people believed Moonstones were actual rays of moonlight that had solidified, and that the shimmering light held within the stone was a good spirit that lived there. Hindus thought shimmering Moonstones to be earthbound bits of moonbeams, and the stone is still considered sacred in India today. Amulets of Moonstone were frequently hung in fruit trees to ensure fruitful and abundant crops. In Asia and Europe the stone was associated with love and fidelity and was often worn when trying to attract a faithful lover. The Indian culture believes this elegant and subtly beautiful gem will arouse tender passion, and holds them sacred. It was believed that if held in the mouth, Moonstone would help one make proper decisions. This versatile stone was also used in ancient times to cure insomnia. Due to its association with water, Moonstone is said to be protective of those at sea. It is also protective of those that travel at night and especially during New Moon phases, and was once called the "Traveler's Stone". It was also thought to protect against insanity, epilepsy, and any adverse wanderings of the mind. The ancient Greeks called Moonstone "Aphroselene" after the goddesses Aphrodite (love) and Selene (moon).
Purchased stones will be mailed in a bubble envelope via light package mail within Canada for $3.00Can and USA the cost is $7.00Can and everywhere else is $10Can. This price is for purchases under $100 in value and under 7mm in thickness. This delivery will not be insured. All gemstones that are valued over $100 in total, will be sent expedited mail with a tracking number and insurance. The cost for expedited mail will vary for each country therefore I will let you know the shipping cost before delivering. On average it will be an additional cost of $10.00. This will be covered by the purchaser.
"Gems by Joye" will accept all forms of payment provided by Etsy. Your stone(s) will be mailed to you immediately after receipt of payment. Applicable BC Provincial Sales Tax will be included on purchases made in Canada.
Returns & exchanges
Full refunds will be considered for legitimate reasons. The stone must be returned undamaged before refund is issued
IF ITEMS ARE LOST IN MAIL I ONLY TAKE RESPONSIBILITY IF THE PARCEL WAS SEND WITH.... INSURED SHIPPING
If purchases arrives damaged, contact will need to be made within 24 hours of delivery.