Whatever Victoria adored, her loyal legions turned into fashion. Moonstone jewelry, was at its peak in the Victorian era, around the same time when demand for colorless gems, that wouldn't overtake the diamond, was in vogue. Moonstones were also often surrounded by diamonds and pearls because of their understatedness (in this case, paste!)
A gorgeous 9k example with a sterling top and gorgeous swagged gallery. Circa 1890, English, with a brilliant blue schiller moonstone.
Materials and Features: blue schiller moonstone, paste, 9k gold
Age/Origin: English, Victorian, c. 1890
Measurements: Size 5.25, 2 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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