Moonstone is a pearly opalescent gemstone that has been used in jewelry since ancient times.
Deposits of moonstone occur in Armenia (mainly from Lake Sevan), Australia, the Austrian Alps, Mexico, Madagascar, Myanmar, Norway, Poland, India, Sri Lanka and the United States.
-Both the Romans and Greeks associated moonstone with their lunar goddesses.
-During the Middle Ages, Europeans gazed into moonstone to invoke prophetic dreams.
-Moonstone rings were often used as engagement rings during Victorian times.
-In 1970, the moonstone was designated the Florida State Gemstone to commemorate the Moon landings, which took off from Kennedy Space Center.
-Many believe the gemstone contains healing properties, calms anxiety, and protects travelers.
One designer that often incorporates moonstones into her designs is Temple St. Clair.
"My favorite gem is a blue moonstone," Temple St. Clair said in an interview with WSJ. "It's magical and has this great quality called adularescence, which makes a blue flash that is beautiful on the skin. They're just like pearls in the way that they flatter everyone."
Diamond Dream carries a variety of Temple St. Clair pieces with Moonstone and other precious gemstones. Stop by our showroom in Bernardsville to see our new arrivals, including pieces from Temple's Nature Deconstructed collection!