Luminous Carved Crescent Moon and Sterling Silver Ring
This gorgeous ring is the perfect gift for the boho-hippie spirit! The luminous stone is carved in a smoothly curving crescent, and set in a hand made sterling silver claw setting. The band has a hammered texture, and the whole ring has been brushed, giving the metal a silky finish that beautifully compliments the glow of the labradorite.
Stone: Natural labradorite or moonstone
Cut: Crescent shaped cabochon
Color: Grey or white, with flashes of yellow, orange, green and blue
Measurements: 6x10mm stone
Setting: Bezel setting, hand made from 935 silver
Band: Hammered 1.5mm sterling silver
Metal Finish: Hammered and brushed for a shiny, silky finish. Also available in blackened (oxidized) silver
This lovely ring is made to order, and will be made just for you!
When viewed at certain angles, labradorite exhibits captivating colour that has led to Eskimo legends stating that the Northern Lights shone down on the shores of Labrador and were captured inside these colourful stones. The lustrous metallic schiller in labradorite is caused by the diffraction of light in the layers of rock. When labradorite is exposed to light and viewed at different angles, the schiller can be seen in different colours. The spectral play of colour is a result of tiny, desirable inclusions. Labradorite is thought to be a magical stone that possesses powerful protective properties and helps its wearer to find their true path in life.
Moonstone is known to exhibit a distinct sheen under certain lighting conditions, and it is the sheen which renders moonstone one of the most remarkable gemstones available today. In fact, its name is owed to the almost magical, bluish white shimmer it exhibits, which closely resembles that of the moon. 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 could see your future. In ancient Rome, it was speculated that the gem was formed from drops of moonlight. The gemstones were believed to possess the properties traditionally associated with the moon, including legends of romance, femininity, intuition, dreams, emotion and love. Moonstone is also highly prized among lovers, as it's thought to arouse tender thoughts and passion. Those who possess moonstone are thought to be able to foretell their future life together as a couple. Moonstone is the official birthstone for June and is associated with the zodiacal sign of Pisces.
Your ring will arrive ready for gifting, packaged in a sturdy paper kraft box with a soft foam insert to protect and cushion the jewelry.