Antique Edwardian Moonstone Sapphire Gold Ring

Ancient Romans believed that moonstones were formed by drops of moonlight. They associated it 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 won’t argue, as I also think this gemstone is heavenly. There’s nothing better than a moonstone accented with a sapphire, as sapphires and moonstones share similar symbolic properties. Sapphires have been attributed to royalty since the beginning of written history. The color and rarity of the stone signified power and wealth. During the Middle Ages, sapphires were thought to be the divine stone, and shield the wearer from harm and disease.

This antique Edwardian moonstone and sapphire gold ring was handcrafted around 1910 in England. It features three round cabochon moonstones, lined together with four round sapphires surrounding the center moonstone. The split shank was made in 18 karat gold and is a size 6.25. Each of the moonstones are 5.1 mm in diameter and 3.1 mm in depth. The sapphires are all approximately 1.4 mm in diameter. This beautiful ring weighs 3.4 grams. It bears the gold purity mark, ’18’. The ring face is 16.6 x 16 x 5.7 mm off the finger and the band width is 1.8mm.

You don’t have to be royalty to don this adornment, being a lover of all things beautiful is qualification enough!

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