Antique Victorian Moonstone Silver 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’m not one to argue, since I also think this gemstone is absolutely divine!

This fantastic antique silver moonstone ring was handcrafted around 1900. The center moonstone is oval in shape and smooth cut, it has a wonderful blue shade and glows like the light from the midnight moon. There are four square blue stones bordering the center stone (these could be sapphires or just blue paste, it’s very hard to tell). The ring face measures 22 x 16.4 x 7 mm. This ring is a size 3, and could certainly be re-sized somewhat, and weighs 4.9 grams. There are no marks and it has been acid tested.

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. They were typically cut en cabochon and collet-set, just like this wonderful piece!

As a note, I’m not entirely certain of the origin of this ring, it could be Austro-Hungarian, but it has a certain English Arts & Crafts feel.

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