Moonlight on your hands

Exciting statement ring with moonstone & sapphires in gold, circa 1975

Moonstones are named for their bluish-white color and shimmer, reminiscent of the glow of the earth's moon. Depending on the incidence of light, the surface of the moonstone appears to change. This effect, called adularescence, is due to the lamellar crystal structure inside the stones and results in no two stones being alike. Moonstone was first favored by fashion in the years around 1900, when delicate and ethereal, almost rapturous creations were in demand. Its never quite graspable color between white, gray and blue and its otherworldly shimmer made it particularly attractive to the designers of the time. The present ring now stands in contrast to these turn-of-the-century ideals: It is present and expressive, strong and massive, clear and abstract. Designed entirely in the contemporary taste of the 1970s, the ring is uncompromisingly modern. The moonstone is cut into an oval cabochon and is accompanied on both sides by five intense blue sapphires. The wide settings and the solid ring band are made of high-carat yellow gold. The solid ring is in very good condition and is a high quality handmade piece from around 1975. It was made in Germany and is an equally unusual and expressive accessory that found its way to us from East Westphalia.

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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.