This handcrafted statement ring features a gorgeous piece shimmering faceted Moonstone! The stone itself measures approximately 14mm x 15mm, and has stunning flashes of colour when the different facets hit the light. The ring setting has been made with a solid sterling silver 16 gauge (1.4mm) ring band, a thick sterling silver hand-sawed backing, and a fine silver serrated bezel setting. It's then been sanded smooth, oxidised in parts for contrast and polished to a high shine. I have also oxidised the silver underneath the Moonstone, to help give the piece a smoky, spooky look! Like all my work, this ring is a completely unique piece made entirely by hand, using recycled silver, cruelty-free materials and environmentally-friendly methods!
I have created this ring in a size 9 1/2 (Australian size S 1/2), but it can also be taken to any local jeweller to be sized up or down!
Moonstone has been used in Roman jewellery for nearly two thousand years, as the Romans believed it was born from solidified rays of the moon. It has used even longer in the Orient, and has always been a sacred stone in India with a special significance for lovers, and is a traditional wedding gift there. It was a popular choice for jewellers in the Art Nouveau period, and in Europe was believed to reconcile estranged lovers and to cure sleeplessness.
Legendary as 'The Traveller's Stone,' Moonstone is great for protection at night or on the water. It is a great stone to keep during a first love or any new relationship. It helps creativity, confidence and self expression, and helps its wearer be more successful in their day to day working activities. It is also considered to be the ultimate fertility crystal.