GENUINE MOONSTONE RING GLEAMS FROM WITHIN A FRAME OF BEZEL SET ROPE TURNED AND GENUINE GREEN PERIDOTS CAPPING THE MOONSTONES GLOWING BRILLIANCE OF THIS ENCHANTING RING. Moonstones are beautiful gems that have a history of spirituality and magic. They form from a largest group of mineral called feldspar and possess a natural iridescent quality. Moonstones come in two varieties: plagioclase feldspar (which contains calcium or sodium)and orthoclase feldspar (which contains potassium).
What gives moonstone its eerie, moon-like glow is the crystal formation within the stone. Light catches the very tiny prisms of the crystalline structures, then reflects the colors of the minerals within. The light produced is not the flashing, bright brilliance of faceted jewelry, but it is a softer, glowing brilliance, called adularescence. Peridot has always been associated with light. In fact, the Egyptians called it the gem of the sun.
Early records indicate that the ancient Egyptians mined a beautiful green gem on an island in the Red Sea called Topazios, now known as St. John's Island or Zabargad. Some believed that it protected its owner from terrors of the night, especially when it was set in gold.
Others strung the gems on donkey hair and tied them around their left arms to ward off evil spirits. The word peridot comes from the Arabic faridat, which means gem. Most peridot formed deep inside the earth and was delivered to the surface by volcanoes. Some also came to earth in meteorites, but this extraterrestrial peridot is extremely rare, and not likely to be seen in a retail jewelry store. The item "VINTAGE STERLING SILVER MOONSTONE GREEN PERIDOT RING MADE IN INDIA GEMSTONE" is in sale since Friday, October 19, 2018.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Fine Jewelry\Fine Rings\Gemstone". The seller is "4744366" and is located in Andover, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.