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 famous schiller. Ancient Hindus thought moonstones were made up of solidified moonbeams, the Romans believed that the goddess Diana could be seen within it, and Europeans of the Middle Ages believed that gazing into a moonstone would bring about prophetic dreams. This stunning Victorian pendant features a quatrefoil of bright adularescent moonstones crisscrossed with seed pearls.
14k gold (tests), 2 7mm moonstones, 2 8mm x 6.7mm moonstones cabochons, 13 seed pearls, new 14k gold chain
1 1/4" length including the bale, 7/8" width, 18" chain
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.