Moonstone--it's all about that magical glow and there is nothing like that mystical blue light that an antique stone can delivery. So why settle for today's mass produced, low quality milky stones when you can discover what the stir is really all about.
The magical glow of a fine quality moonstone never fails to mystify. Its wondrous light refraction is a genuine treat. The ancient mysteries of moonstone are just now being discovered by many here in the USA. This cabachon is a top quality stone. This ring will light up like a beacon for a candlelight dinner. It is quite an unexpected performance that will most definitely be enjoyed by your fan club. It can be challenging to capture this glow in a still photo taken in bright light. However, photographing this beauty was a piece of cake. Every photo exudes the "coveted blue" and its performance in person is even better.
Coupled with Art Nouveau charm, this ring is a joy to own. As a glowing alternative to pearls, moonstone is the perfect gift idea for bridal jewelry. This elegant ring is circa 1910 and is crafted of 14K yellow gold with a fabulous 15x8x5mm moonstone cabochon at center. The ring mount's unique design features stair stepped swirls and top with four wide prongs holding the stone as if in mid-air. The smooth golden swirls of the mount's face are a perfect backdrop for presentation of this glowing cabochon. makes for the perfect drop for the glowing cabochon. A moonstone's glow needs no embellishment with diamonds or other accents to catch the eye of one and all.
The entire face of the ring measures just under 1" tall (23.5mm) by 13mm and it rises off the finger 8mm. The 2.5mm wide ring shank is simply perfect and is its original size, 6.75 US. Estimated carat weight is 4.5 carats. The ring is hallmarked "14K" and weighs 5.3 grams.
Offering up a splendid example of Old World craftsmanship, this 14K moonstone ring is a beauty that is sure to please. The stone is hand cut and polished to perfection. It offers a high quality blue adularence that is hard to resist. Best likened to a radiant moonbeam, you will be amazed at its blue fluorescent glow in low light. It is often difficult to capture in a still photo the unusual light refraction of moonstone. The high level of adularence in this gemstone attests to its superior quality. This stone "beams" blue no matter what light conditions or direction from which it is viewed.
Moonstone is a variety of feldspar that was originally named for the early mining site Mt. Adularia in Switzerland. The term was coined to describe the mesmerizing glow likened to that of the moon. "Adularence" is the optical phenomenon of iridescence that creates a floating blue light within this enchanting gem.
Moonstone is the alternative birthstone to pearl for the month of June and is considered a talisman of the inward journey, taking one deep into the self and soul. It is thought to open the heart to nurturing as well as assisting in the acceptance of love. Ancient Romans believed moonstone was born from solidified rays of the moon. Both the Romans and Greeks associated the moonstone with lunar deities. The blue glow is as mystifying today as it was 3,000 years ago.
All is in excellent condition with no damage to the moonstone cabochon or the 14K yellow gold setting. This wondrous consignment piece was purchased by our client from Lang Antiques in San Francisco. It will be delivered in Lang Antique's signature presentation case, perfect for gift giving and storage.