With a beautiful subtle blue shimmer and a slightly opalescent appearance, it is easy to see why moonstone has been a popular feature of jewellery for centuries. This small round gem, encased in a fluid silver form, would make an intriguing addition to any outfit. With its asymmetric shape but faint glisten, this piece is also capable of adapting from formal to informal wear with ease.
Moonstones get their name from their likeness to the effect of light bouncing off the moon. The stone has been used in jewellery for centuries, dating back to ancient civilisation. The Romans admired moonstone as they thought it was born from the solidified rays of the moon. Both the Romans and Greeks associated moonstone with their lunar deities. In more recent history, the gem became popular during the Art Nouveau period when French goldsmith Rene Lalique and many others created large quantities of jewellery from the stone.