Moonstone Wedding Ring

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Moonstone lore crosses cultures. The ancient Greeks called the gem Aphroselene in honor of the goddesses Aphrodite and Selene. The Romans claimed the goddess Diana could be seen in every moonstone. In ancient Asia, they believed the gem was a solid ray of moonlight filled with good spirits. Moonstone was revered in India as a symbol of the third eye. Europeans gazed into moonstone to invoke prophetic dreams during the Middle Ages. Moonstone has also been associated with the Archangel Haniel, whose name means Glory of God. Most goddess lore ties to the gem.
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Moonstone gem facts are a part of history and folklore. For centuries, people have incorporated the moonstone in decorative jewelry, talismans or sacred objects. People from India to Rome believed that moonstone fell from the sky and associated it with the moon. Over the years, healing properties, love spells and clairvoyance were connected with this gemstone. Today the fascination with moonstone’s beauty and mystical lore lives on.
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Today moonstone is still connected with ancient lore. While many simply wear the moonstone for decoration, others use moonstone for talismans, healing and spiritual purposes. Moonstone gem facts include both medicinal and metaphysical uses.
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With more betrothed folks forgoing the traditional diamond engagement rings, we think it’s about time an underrated stone got its day in the spotlight: the moonstone. A bohemian favorite adored by a lot of jewelry designers (especially in L.A.), the beautiful iridescent stone is gaining popularity in bridal jewelry across the board. While the vibe of a moonstone is certainly different from that of a classic diamond solitaire, for instance, the jewel is no less special, and perhaps even more so. If you’re at all like us, it might remind you of the mood rings we were so charmed by in our childhoods—only in a much more chic, grown-up embodiment. Keep scrolling to see seven stunning moonstone engagement rings you’re guaranteed to love!
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Couples wore the gem to help them have a happy future without strife. It was also believed that two people could fall passionately in love if they saw each other during a full moon while one of them wore moonstone. In fact, during Victorian times, moonstone rings were often used as engagement rings.
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In the late 1800s, the moonstone became popular in France. Rene Lalique, a French goldsmith, made a large quantity of jewelry that featured the moonstone gem.
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With more betrothed folks forgoing the traditional diamond engagement rings, we think it’s about time an underrated stone got its day in the spotlight: the moonstone. A bohemian favorite adored by a lot of jewelry designers (especially in L.A.), the beautiful iridescent stone is gaining popularity in bridal jewelry across the board.
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While the vibe of a moonstone is certainly different from that of a classic diamond solitaire, for instance, the jewel is no less special, and perhaps even more so. If you’re at all like us, it might remind you of the mood rings we were so charmed by in our childhoods—only in a much more chic, grown-up embodiment.
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Moonstones are translucent with a sheen that resembles pearls and opals. The gems come in a variety of colors–white, gray, peach, pink, yellow, blue and green. Some types are completely transparent and others are colorless. Rainbow moonstone, which is an iridescent white or gray with a blue sheen in the light, is the most popular type. The higher quality moonstones have a high degree of shimmer.
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Known as talisman for protection, health and good fortune, moonstone was called the traveler’s stone, it was used for protection on journeys. Many believed that the gem calmed anxiety and promoted harmonious relationships.
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The moonstone gem was originally found in Sri Lanka. Now it is mined in Australia, India, Brazil, Canada and the United States, but it is becoming harder to find in recent years.
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In India, the moonstone is thought to be a sacred, powerful gemstone. Moonstones there are called “dream stones” and are believed to bring the wearer beautiful visions during sleep.
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In this part of the world, each piece of clothing and each gem symbolize something. There are even guidelines on what should be worn each day of the week. On Mondays, for example, it is best to wear white fabrics and moonstone jewelry.
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All of that being said, there are plenty of other minerals on the market that are just as worthy as a spot on your ring finger. Remember, you’re going to be wearing this ring every day for a very long time, so it should be a style that suits you — whether that means a diamond or a colorful gemstone.
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By Julia Friedman Jun 5 2014 One night in 1947, a woman named Frances Gerety wrote the now-famous tagline that we’re all familiar with: A diamond is forever. The campaign, created for De Beers, was so successful that Advertising Age named it the best advertising slogan of the 20th century. And it’s no wonder why. According to a report from Bain and Company, the hundreds of millions of dollars spent on this long-running ad campaign have had some seriously staggering effects. For example, the number of brides in the US who received diamond engagement rings in 1939 was only 10%. By the end of the 20th century, that number jumped to 80%.  Last year, The New York Times reported that Americans spent almost $7 billion on diamond rings in 2012. All of that being said, there are plenty of other minerals on the market that are just as worthy as a spot on your ring finger. Remember, you’re going to be wearing this ring every day for a very long time, so it should be a style that suits you — whether that means a diamond or a colorful gemstone. Here, 17 non-diamond engagement rings for anyone who isn’t totally sold on the idea that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Let the pinning commence. 
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One night in 1947, a woman named Frances Gerety wrote the now-famous tagline that we’re all familiar with: A diamond is forever. The campaign, created for De Beers, was so successful that Advertising Age named it the best advertising slogan of the 20th century. And it’s no wonder why. According to a report from Bain and Company, the hundreds of millions of dollars spent on this long-running ad campaign have had some seriously staggering effects. For example, the number of brides in the US who received diamond engagement rings in 1939 was only 10%. By the end of the 20th century, that number jumped to 80%.  Last year, The New York Times reported that Americans spent almost $7 billion on diamond rings in 2012. All of that being said, there are plenty of other minerals on the market that are just as worthy as a spot on your ring finger. Remember, you’re going to be wearing this ring every day for a very long time, so it should be a style that suits you — whether that means a diamond or a colorful gemstone. Here, 17 non-diamond engagement rings for anyone who isn’t totally sold on the idea that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Let the pinning commence. 
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Solid Yellow Gold Engagement Ring A champagne diamond hides inside this ring’s band. I’m kind of obsessed with everything that’s going on here. Hazeline Solitaire, $1,500, annasheffield.com
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A champagne diamond hides inside this ring’s band. I’m kind of obsessed with everything that’s going on here. Hazeline Solitaire, $1,500, annasheffield.com

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