Ancient Romans believed that it were formed by drops of moonlight; they associated the glowing blue stones with romance, femininity, and dreams. It’s the ancient Greeks who named this stone, after the ethereal silver light of the moon. Both cultures associated it with their lunar deities. I’m not one to argue, since I also think this gemstone is absolutely divine! During the Arts and Crafts era stones such as monotones, pearls, and opals were used quite often as they seemed alive with the way they shined in most any light.
This antique Arts and Crafts moonstone drop pendant was handcrafted in England in about 1910. It’s a gorgeous piece with Art Nouveau influences, featuring a large oval of moonstone with the most wonderful blue glowing ‘moon’ inside of it. The stone measures 17.7x13x6.7 mm and weighs about 11.5 carats. The fabulous gem is set in a frame with a golden floral motif; each little swirl and leaf is set with a sparkling rose cut diamond, 14 in all. The pendant is done in 15 karat gold, it’s not marked but we’ve tested it. It measures 44.5 mm from top to bottom and 21.1 mm across and weighs 5.2 grams.
This is the kind of jewel that Edwardian England just loved, it is light and etherial and relies on the simplicity of the stone to make a statement. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was made and/or retailed by Liberty and Company.
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Item ID: PT1022149VS
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