Every once in awhile a piece of jewelry takes my away and this moonstone ring is one such jewel. It is handmade and one of a kind. The moonstone is a sugarloaf cabochon and exhibits gem quality adularescence. This term is used to describe the characteristic sheen so prized in moonstones. There is a belief that moonstones have healing, protective qualities adding to the allure of the stone. Today, the mines are virtually depleted of quality moonstones, and most found today rarely exhibit the beautiful blue color or sheen.
The band is completely hand made with three colors of gold. It has a vine motif set with flowers and leaves which are applied and hand engraved. The collet is also beautifully detailed with a pattern matching the band.
Unmarked, it has been fully tested as 14 karat gold. Most likely US origin, circa 1920.
It measures 7.5 US. condition is superb. The pictures speak for themselves....