Every queen’s collection in history has always included special gems like diamonds, rubies, sapphires, however, one of those beauties, moonstone comes with it a moon-like sheen and is revered in many cultures. Just like the name suggests, Moonstone brings with a beautiful luster and tranquility of the moon’s comforting energy. Known for its adularescent properties, which makes it appear soft milky on the inside when light falls on it. Moonstone’s luminous beauty and classic coloration makes for an unusual but elegant engagement ring choice.If you are looking for the perfect moonstone ring, this simple guide will help you:
What Is a Moonstone?
Moonstones are found all over the world and are praised for their blue and white faint brilliance-a turbulent luster like moonlight. Although somewhat fragile, this alternative June birthstone is a popular choice for jewelry.
Moonstone is a natural crystalline mineral that is believed to collect the energy of the moon,moonstone promotes healing and balance, enhances your intuition,it also stimulates the creativity and intuition of female energy , It's believed to help us tap our intuition, enhance our mental ability and perspective.
Moonstone didn’t just become popular gemstone today, but has been so throughout history. The Romans believed that it had originated from the hardened rays of moonlight. In fact, many ancient civilizations worshiped a lunar god. For example, Thoth, the god of wisdom, writing, science, magic, art, and judgement was a moon god. So was Khonsu, the ancient Egyptian god of moon and time. The Mayans worshiped the god Ix Chel. Although, in recent times, the Art Nouveau movement has made moonstone for engagement rings and generally for jewellery become popular again. Nowadays, it is associated with spiritual jewellery pieces and more so for engagement rings.
Choosing the color
Moonstone comes in many different colors hence letting you get multiple choices when buying a moonstone ring. If you are not constrained by budget, you can chose from a large and diverse variety, those with a tight budget still get to choose great moonstone rings as well. Moonstone comes in an array of beautiful colors, which include black or grey, peach or pink, and so on. But the moonstone generally considered the most beautiful and most sought after of them all is the blue moonstone, which gives an electric blue shimmer.
Although not so common, moonstone displays a rainbow sheen attributed to a phenomenon known as “Labradorescence.” This rainbow moonstone is another member of the moonstone, however, it’s not regarded as a true moonstone. Since they are rare, rainbow moonstone rings are typically expensive, but wouldn’t you love to carry an elegant little rainbow gem on your hand all the time?
Choosing the set
It’s well known that moonstones are a staple for rings for men and women. The price of a moonstone ring is usually determined by the type of metal in which it is set. Usually, moonstone is set in sterling silver or white gold, which are typically much more affordable compared to gold metal which costs more. If you are looking for a moonstone that won’t bore a hole in your pocket, then a perfect choice is silver. The sparkling blue moonstone set blends exceptionally well with sterling silver and is the same with white gold.
Choosing the cut
The most popular cut for a moonstone is the cabochon cut as this displays its adularescence naturally. However, there are many other cuts that bring out the beauty of moonstone, masks its imperfection, complements other kinds of jewelry, and suits the individual’s personal style.
Another cut known as faceted cut makes moonstone to look like a diamond as a result of the geometrical design, which reflects light internally as well as externally. You can find this type of moonstone cut in a square or hexagon shape in rings and other jewelry types. If you are looking for a great alternative to a diamond ring, then you should consider a moonstone ring.
Another popular cut for moonstones is the rose cut, which tends to add depth to the stone and highlights its texture.
Which finger to wear a moonstone ring
There are many reasons why moonstone ring is great for an engagement ring. Some of which include its beauty, its feminine energy and calmness that it brings to the bride-to-be and her relationship. This is why moonstone ring is most work on the ring finger.
How to care for moonstone ring
As we have said earlier, moonstone is a delicate semi-precious gemstone, which means it is highly prone to receiving scuffs and scratches if it is not well taken care of.
Even though moonstone ranks between 6 and 6.5 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, it can be prone to breaking due to the cleavage within the stone
If you want to clean a moonstone ring, try using a mild liquid soap and water to wash it. Avoid using any ultrasonic or steam cleaning with a moonstone ring. Ensure you don’t have the ring on while doing hard chores such as cleaning and washing, especially if harsh chemicals are involved.
For a precious stone that not only brings joy and spiritual harmony, it must be protected from harm in every way possible.
We've rounded up a comprehensive list of moonstone engagement rings to comb through if you find yourself drawn to this beautiful gem.
This heart shaped Moonstone engagement ring features an approximately 8mm 2 carat moonstone in the center,This timeless solitaire features a petite band that tapers up to embrace the center gemstone in delicate claw prongs.
Solotaire Heart Shaped Rainbow Moonstone Ring $499 Shop Now
This emerald cut Moonstone engagement ring features an approximately 1.5 carat moonstone in the center,This timeless solitaire features a petite band that tapers up to embrace the center gemstone in delicate claw prongs.
Emerald Moonstone Demi Diamond Ring $528 shop now
This vintage rainbow blue engagement ring set features an approximately 6x8mm pear shaped moonstone in the center,This timeless solitaire features a petite band that tapers up to embrace the center gemstone in delicate claw prongs.unique curved opal wedding band fit well under this art deco moonstone ring
Art Deco Rainbow Pear Shaped Moonstone Bridal Set $750 shop now
Three Stone Pear Moonstone Elle Bridal Set $720 shop now
Vintage Rainbow Emerald Cut Moonstone Ring $199 Shop Now
Unique Milgram Moonstone Engagement Ring $220 shop now