Lunar Models: The Semiprecious Moonstones for Every Jewelry Box

March 19, 2015 4:37 PM

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Lunar Models: The Semiprecious Moonstones for Every Jewelry Box

THE ROMANS BELIEVED them to be the embodiment of the moon; in ancient India it was thought that if lovers placed them in the mouth, their future would be revealed; and in 11th-century Europe they were thought to bring about the reunion of paramours. Today, moonstones may not have the same mystical associations, but their shimmering peacock surfaces, their luminous iridescence and ability to change color with the slightest tilt are a big draw.

Semiprecious gems in a range of colors from whites and grays to glistening blues, moonstones are part of the feldspar mineral group and are largely found in Myanmar, Switzerland, India, Brazil and the U.S. They became popular in the Art Nouveau period, and it is still possible to buy some pretty pie...

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