Red Graphic Feldspar
Graphic Feldspar is from the same family as moonstone. The stone is also sometimes called zebradorite, zebra feldspar, or graphic moonstone. This stone is a combination of moonstone and smoky quartz.
Feldspar is a group of minerals containing potassium, sodium, calcium and aluminum silicates. Feldspar was given its name by Johan Gottschalk Wallerius in 1747. The name feldspar is derived from German "feld," meaning "field" because some early specimens were found in fields and "spar, " a geological term for non-metallic minerals with a vitreous luster and good cleavage.
Individual gemstones with the feldspar name now in the marketplace include:
Grey feldspar is a striking blend of grey and tan shades with black inclusions
Pink feldspar has distinct, marbled patterns of mauve, cream, grey and black tones
Graphic feldspar boasts a marbled appearance with varied black, grey and occasional brown translucent inclusions set in creamy tan stone
Brown feldspar has a marbled surface with tan and brown tones
Black spotted feldspar has a grey surface with black spots
Feldspar is an important and common raw material used to produce ceramics and geopolymers. Feldspar is also often used as an anti-caking agent in powdered forms of non-dairy creamer. Feldspar is an important ingredient in the manufacturing of glass. The alkali content in feldspar acts as a flux, lowering the glass batch melting temperature and reducing production costs. ~ Fire Mountain Gems
Feldspar helps with finding unconventional and exciting ways to achieve goals by stimulating creative thinking.
Moonstone brings nurturing attributes to this gemstone which benefit mothering, family, and femininity.
Smoky quartz brings stability, grounding, and protection.
The "graphic" nature of this stone sparks creativity, expression, communication, and specifically, writing.
Moonstone is a traditional stone for attuning to the ebb and flow of the moon's energy. For this reason it can be helpful in stabilizing female cycles and can help males become attuned to the subtle hormonal shifts they experience during the moon phases.
Expression through writing
Stabilize Hormone Cycles
Stability & Grounding