When it comes to valuable moonstone birthstone jewelry; this gorgeous gemstone is known to have either a white or blue translucent color. In fact, the more transparent the gemstone is; the higher in value.
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 […]
If you thought that selecting the right engagement ring was a nail biter, you have obviously not been shopping around for an appropriate wedding jewelry ensemble. Finding the pieces that will become memorialized on photos and digital recordings is no small feat. In fact, it is not unheard of for a bride to change her […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]