Heavenly French Moonstone Ring
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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Gold: Edwardian: Pre 1900: item # 1158174
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|The moonstone, the star of this ring, sends flashes of color to the eye reminiscent of moonglow. A three dimensional array of peach and blue moves over the stone's surface.. Light rays are refracted from the gem's interior making the stone seem magical. Gemologists call this quality aduralescensce. Four old mine diamonds, bright and shining are the north, south, east and west stars. The moonstone is about 2 cts in weight. The total weight of the diamonds is approximately .60-65 cts. The curved, smooth shank is 18kt gold. This ring is size 5 1/4 and can be sized. Folklore about moonstones is abundant. They have historically been thought to have magical powers. Moonstones are the stones of lovers who, it is believed, remain faithful, attain the power of passion and gain good fortune from the gem. All this is good and in this case beautiful.|