Moonstone, Aquamarine & Diamond Pendant
18K Rose Gold w/ Black Rhodium
1 Moonstone P/S 7.85 ct. - Natural
1 Aquamarine Kite 1.86 ct. (11.00x8.00mm) - Heated
1 Diamond Rd 0.19 ct. (3.65mm; F+/VS+)
59 Diamond Rd 0.55 ctw. (F+/VS+)
On 18" 18K Rose Gold Cable Chain (1.5mm)
Unique Design Traits
The moonstone seen at the bottom of the pendant is complemented by the rose gold metal creating a feminine, one-of-a-kind look.
The elongated design creates a stunning yet bold look!
The moonstone is plated in metal underneath helping to display the billowing adularescence (blue sheen/glow) of the moonstone.
A member of the feldspar group, orthoclase, moonstone is known for its distinct sheen under certain lighting conditions called adularescence. Its name is owed to this phenomenon, the blue sheen is said to resemble the glow of the moon. Adularescence is a result of a natural growth pattern of alternating layers of feldspar minerals, orthoclase and albite. This layering causes an interference of light as it enters the stone, reflecting back as the sheen beloved in moonstones, making them appear to glow from within.
Legends say the stone provides good luck, Hindu legend believes it was formed by moonbeams, and in Arab countries, women historically sewed moonstones into their garments to promote fertility. Properties often associated with the moon have been applied to this gemstone, such as romance, femininity, intuition, dreams and love. Long been a favored gemstone in jewelry, designers of the romantic Art Nouveau era, such as René Lalique and Louis Comfort Tiffany, heavily featured moonstone.
Like most gemstones, the most prized moonstones contain no visible inclusions; they will also have a colorless, semitransparent to nearly transparent body color with strong vivid adularescence.
Moonstone is one of the birthstones for June.
The very name aquamarine brings to mind the clear blue waters of the sea. Unsurprisingly, since its name derives from the Latin words aqua marina for "water of the sea," the Greeks and Romans considered aquamarine the sailor’s gem, believing it would ensure safe and prosperous passage across stormy seas.
It is the blue member of the beryl mineral family, which also includes emeralds, morganite and heliodor. With a 7.5 to 8.0 hardness on the Mohs scale, aquamarine is a durable gemstone that has featured in jewelry designs for hundreds of years. Often found in large clean crystals, it can be readily found and purchased in larger carat sizes relative to some other gemstones.
Many aquamarines are greenish when mined and cut. For those who prefer a purer blue, these gemstones are heated to enhance their blue color permanently. Some prefer the greenish hues, saying the greener tones remind them more of the sea. The color tones of aquamarine are subtle and varied. Their soft luster is a wonderful addition to any natural colored gemstone jewelry collection.
Aquamarine is the birthstone for March and a gift for the 19th wedding anniversary.