A moonstone is a natural mineral that embodies passive relaxing energy on moonstone engagement rings. This crystal mineral holds a belief that it draws in the energy of the moon. It also represents the elements of earth, water and metal. Moonstones are magical gemstones and they stand out for their smooth texture and beautiful sheen. The smooth texture comes from the physical composition of the stone. There are two minerals that combine to form a moonstone. These minerals include albite and orthoclase, separated by two different layers.
Moonstones have a sheen on their surface known as adularascence. This is one of the phenomenon of the moonstone, as well as the ‘cat’s eye effect’ which was where light that reflects from the stone in a band from end to end that ends up looking like a cat’s eye. Moonstones are from Australia, India and Sri Lanka. Zodiac signs of Scorpio, Libra and Cancer have the moonstone assigned. They are available in a wide range of colors that include pink, green, gray and blue.
There is a belief that moonstones have healing properties and help someone become more intuitive. There is also the belief that moonstones can help you connect to your feminine side better and become more accepting of change. A moonstone has a score of 6.0 – 6.5 on the Mohs scale which means that it is a soft stone in comparison to other stones like sapphires and diamonds. It is also the birthstone of June which makes it a great option as an engagement ring for a June birthday girl.
Choosing a Moonstone Engagement Ring
A moonstone is unique and eye-catching. To make it stand out, you may choose a ring that has smaller stones surrounding the center stone. Dark colored gemstones would be a great choice because they create a natural contrast for the moonstone. Moonstones are available in a range of colors but the one that is most valuable because of its beauty is the blue moonstone. You should also choose a moonstone that displays adularascence because it also adds to the value of the stone. Some moonstones also have inclusions on them that look like small cracks. It is best to avoid these ones and go for a stone that is clearer.
The cut of the moonstone is something that you should look at when purchasing the ring. Moonstones can be cut into facets, cabochons or beads. Cabochon is the best cut for a moonstone gem because it displays the natural adularascence of the stone. Faceted cuts are able to hide the Stine inclusions which is why they are also becoming more popular today.
The carats of the moonstone will significantly impact the value and cost of the ring. Moonstones are found in both large and small sizes. Most jewelers however go for 1 to 5 carats for rings. Rings that have stones of about 20 carats can also be found but they cost much and are rare.
And lastly, we recommend that you purchase your engagement ring from a verified vendor to get a quality stone that is authentic.
A moonstone is a dazzling stone that would be great on an engagement ring. These stone brings an aura of mystery, light and the romantic thought of moonlight falling on water. It is also a beautiful alternative for a couple that wants something non-conventional, which is why the use of this stone on engagement rings is increasing.
A moonstone ring has a grade of 6.0 – 6.5 on the Mohs scale. This means that is not very tough and can therefore get easily damaged. Handle your engagement ring with care and it will last longer. Scratches on this stone will make it lose its smooth polish.
Some substances known as opalite are sometimes passed as moonstones, which is why it is important to check the authenticity of your stone. A fraudulent moonstone will have tiny bubbles in it and will also have different shades of color based on where you place it, in terms of lighting.
Beautiful examples of Moonstone Engagement Rings
Moonstones are absolutely stunning stones that have some mystery and romance to the. Moonstone engagement rings can be found in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. With a variety of options available, you can get moonstone rings in a wide range of prices too. There are moonstones that are from $10 to those that are as much as over $1000. The moonstone that do not have inclusions or tints tend to be more expensive. The size of the stone will also play a factor in the price of the ring. Here are some 10 examples of moonstone engagement rings we love and that would be a great option for you.