B536 Quality and Rare Faceted Moonstone Earrings set in Rose Gold Wired Circa 1850:


B536

Pre- Civil War time period, handmade 15karat Rose Gold ear wires which are original to the Earrings. The settings are set with 1 Carat radiate blues crystal clear natural Moonstones that are faceted to reflect the light. The gemstones have sheen of blue that defines description and seems to radiate from another world.
When it comes to moonstones and moonstone jewelry, the greater the transparency of the stone the more expensive it is. Blue moonstones are also in great demand at present as they are more rare than most other moonstones colors.
Moonstone Lore
Few gemstones have accumulated as much lore and romance as moonstone. This unusual gem with the distinctive milky shimmer has been known for thousands of years, and has been revered by many cultures.
According to Hindu legend, moonstone was formed from moonbeams. At one time it was believed that if you held one in your mouth during a full moon, you would see your future. In India, moonstone is still regarded as a sacred stone and is widely believed to bring good fortune.
The ancient Romans also associated moonstone with the moon and speculated that the gem was formed from drops of moonlight. They considered the gemstones as possessing those properties traditionally associated with the moon romance, femininity, intuition, dreams and the emotions.
George Frederick Kunz, in his famous book The Curious Lore of Precious Stones tells the story of a famous moonstone that allegedly displayed a white point that changed shape and size in accordance with the waxing and waning of the moon.
In many cultures, moonstone is strongly associated with love. It is a highly prized gift for lovers as it is thought to arouse tender passion. Lovers who possess a moonstone are said to be able to foretell their future life together. According to one legend, two people-wearing moonstone will fall passionately in love when the moon is high.
Many cultures have believed the moonstone to be a calming, healing stone. Due to its feminine associations it has also been said to increase a woman's fertility.
Moonstone also has a historical connection with travel. Once known as the "Traveler's Stone", it was used for protection against the perils of travel.
The overall look is dainty and elegant and they are in excellent condition. The size is 1 / 2 inches tall including the ear wires. Current value for insurance is $2100.00 as of June 2015.

Price: $575.00