A stunning antique Victorian rose gold ring with a magnificent blue-light moonstone.
The moonstone is fabulous, it has a vivid blue light that glows and changes with movement. The high cut is balanced and accentuates the inner light.
The glowing moonstone is set in an open back, multi prong setting that is scalloped along the bottom edge.
The setting is flanked by trapezoids that are wider next to the setting and taper slightly towards the back as it transitions into the shank.
The trapezoid panels have bright cut geometric embellishments on a textured background, the shapes are framed with a beaded edge, the flat shank tapers gradually to the back.
Ring size 7.25, the moonstone measures 11mm by 8mm by 6mm high. The trapezoids are are .25" next to the setting and taper to 3/16", the shank is 3/16" and tapers to 1/8" wide in the back.
Unmarked, the gold tested 14k with acid, total weight is 4.8 grams
Very well made and in excellent condition, no damage or visible wear, it is as near mint condition as it gets!
A fabulous antique Victorian rose gold ring with a fine quality moonstone with magical light refraction.
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*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.