Top 5 Mother’s Day Gifts for the Hip New Mom

Is this her first Mother’s Day? Commemorate this special occasion in style. We have thrown open the doors of our vault to put together a selection that would be ideal for a hip, new mom. Which pieces are your favorites? Victorian Revival Moonstone and Garnet Bracelet from the 1930s  We date the design of this […]

Moonstone Jewelry: The Third June Birthstone

As we have previously noted, June birthday celebrants are to be envied. They have three birthstones to choose from! The last one – we have already talked about the pearl and the alexandrite – is the moonstone. Loyal readers of our blog know that in the past we have discussed the lore and origins of […]

Vintage Moonstone Jewelry for June Birthdays!

When Romans first looked at the moonstone, they believed that this remarkable gem contained magic powers, which managed to trap the rays of the moonlight within. Modern man knows, of course, that the coloration is due to the silicate’s makeup, which features sodium and potassium as well as quite a bit of aluminum. A favorite […]

What Is Moonstone Jewelry?

Moonstone is a silicate that features aluminum, sodium and potassium in its makeup. Its opalescent luster has made it a favorite gemstone even as far back as during the times of ancient civilizations. It comes in a variety of hues, including white, blue and brown. The stone received its name from ancient Romans, who believed […]