The magic of moonstones has enchanted viewers and wearers for centuries; the idea that moonbeams can be trapped in stones walks the line of fantasy and fiction. Feldspar occurs rather frequently in the earth’s crust, but a rare few specimens have the adularescence, much less the blue Schiller to be considered a truly prized moonstone. This example enjoys all of these fine features—and then some with her shining sapphire shoulders and rosy pink gold… I couldn’t love this late Victorian, early Edwardian period ring more.
Materials; Moonstone, sapphire, 9ct pink gold
Size: 6.5, 11mm at widest point
Condition: excellent condition; one small nip to left sapphire on shoulder.