Moonstones form in the heat of the earth as the minerals orthoclase and albite are mixed together. As they cool, they separate into layers. The light that reflects off of these layers creates the moonstone's ethereal blue schiller. Ancient Hindus thought moonstones were made up of solidified moonbeams, the Romans believed that the goddess Diana could be seen within them, and Europeans of the Middle Ages believed that gazing into a moonstone would bring about prophetic dreams. This spectacular late Victorian ring features a moonstone with outstanding adularescence accented by a silver crescent set with rose cut diamonds.
18k gold (tests), silver, 11 rose cut diamonds, 11mm moonstone cabochon
size 7, can be resized; 1.42cm x 1.46cm head, 2.5mm shank
1837 — 1901
please note:Terms of Sale
Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.