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.
Is moonstone good for an engagement ring?
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.
Are moonstone rings durable?
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.
How can you tell a good quality moonstone?
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.
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This beautiful rainbow moonstone ring is available in 14k/18k rose, white and yellow gold, platinum. The diamonds on the ring have a total carat weight of 0.26 carat.
This is a beautiful unique pear moonstone ring with diamonds. The ring is made with beautiful moonstone cabochon and is available in 14k and 18k gold, platinum. Read more...
This is a unique moonstone and diamond engagement or statement ring set in 14k. 18k gold set. The stone is approx. 12x7mm and has no inclusions. Read more...
This is a spectacular stacking moonstone and diamond ring The moonstone is approx. 8x4 mm and the band is approx. 1.1 mm. The material of the metal can be 14k solid yellow/white/rose gold.
This dazzling ring has simple design features and a 6 mm round moonstone surrounded by white zircon. The ring is fashioned in yellow gold-plated sterling silver. Read more...
This ring has an oval moonstone that is encircled by round diamonds in a bezel setting. There are additional bezel-set diamonds that line the 18K yellow gold band. Read more...
This ring from Le Vian® has an oval-cut Moonstone at its center. It is surrounded by oval and round-cut Moonstone and Kyanite gemstones for a gorgeous look. Round diamonds line the top and bottom to add some sparkle. Read more...
This is a beautiful vintage inspired round moonstone ring with diamonds and is available in 14 and 18k gold, platinum. The main stone is a top quality moonstone that is 5.5 - 6mm.
This is a beautiful vintage inspired oval rainbow moonstone ring. The ring has the highest quality moonstone which is eye clean and measures 9 x 7 mm. Read more...
This beautiful vintage inspired moonstone and diamond ring is available in 14 and 18k gold, platinum. The diamonds on this ring have a total carat weight of 0.1 - 0.12. Read more...
Best Places to Buy Moonstone Engagement Rings
Capucinne is a one stop shop when it comes to engagement rings and other types of jewelry. They have top quality engagement rings and a wide range of moonstone rings are top on that list. A ring from Capucinne is an outstanding choice in terms of design, material and quality.
Netaya has been one of Americas most trusted brands when it comes to jewelry since 1999. They have a variety of engagement rings such as the moonstone engagement rings. They offer rings at a variety of prices and designs for outstanding quality.
For all your moonstone engagement ring needs, a Jared store is the store to visit. Jared is a well known jewelry retailer that offers high quality rings. With more than 274 stores in different states, Jared must be doing something right. Visit their engaging website to see the wide array of rings they have available.
Kay is one place you should visit if you are looking for a good quality ring. They have a wide assortment of absolutely stunning engagement rings that you can choose from. Moonstone rings are some the rings they offer and you may even get custom designs to suit your preferences.
Moonstone Engagement Rings vs Diamond Engagement Rings
In comparison to a diamond engagement ring, a moonstone engagement ring is more delicate. Moonstones have a score of 6.0 – 6.5 on the Mohs scale while diamonds have a score is 10. This means that diamonds are harder and more durable in comparison to moonstones. Moonstone rings are however a great non-conventional and nontraditional alternative for someone who wants something different. They are beautiful and also cost friendly for someone working with a budget. There are a number of styles that you can choose from for your moonstone ring compared to a diamond ring.
Moonstone Engagement Rings Metal Options
Moonstones on engagement rings are set in different metal options that include mixed metals, sterling silver, titanium or good. The right metal option for your engagement ring should be the one that brings out the natural sheen of the stone. A moonstone goes well with almost any color metal but for a chic look, it is best set on a rose gold or yellow gild colored metal. White metals would be ideal for someone who wants a modern look. Either way, these rings are stylish and tend to have a delicate look that is absolutely feminine and stunning.
Common Setting Styles for Moonstone Engagement Rings
A moonstone is a delicate stone that can chip or scratch easily. It is therefore recommended to go for setting styles that are more protective like the halo setting or the bezel setting. A halo setting not only protects the stone, but it also adds to the sparkle of the ring. This setting makes a moonstone ring even more beautiful. You can use other stone types for the halo such as diamond stones. For moonstone engagement rings, the bezel setting is the most secure setting. It completely covers all the edges of the stone, thus keeping it safe.
A moonstone engagement ring is a beautiful choice that would look absolutely stunning paired with any outfit. Many people are going for moonstone engagement rings, as they become popular in this age. Moonstones are not very durable and should therefore be handled with care. When cleaning these rings, do not use steam cleaners or ultrasonic cleaners. You can use warm water and a non-abrasive liquid soap. Keep the ring away from excess heat too because the heat can damage the stone. A moonstone engagement ring of your choice and preference is ideal and there are a variety available to choose from.