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Gemstone engagement rings are becoming more and more popular. If you’re pondering one, have you considered a shimmering moonstone engagement ring? Impressive! Not to mention, a moonstone engagement ring totally reminds us of our beloved childhood mood rings. Admit it, you totally had one.
What Is Moonstone?
Moostone is a gemstone composed of feldspar minerals and has an iridescent sheen. Known for having calming and balancing energies, moonstone is also associated with lunar mystery and magic and has been used to treat insomnia, sleepwalking, ward off nightmares, and promote vivid dreams.
Moonstone is hardly a modern fixation, however. Romans believed the stone was formed from moonbeams and associated moonstone with lunar deities, as did the Greeks. Hindu mythology thought moonstone was made from the moon’s ethereal light, while in India, moonstone is considered a sacred and magical “dream stone” that can bring beautiful dreams at night. Basically, moonstone equates to good juju, and what better vibe than that to associate with your engagement ring?
The best part about a moonstone engagement ring? There’s one perfectly suited to every style and budget. Whether you’re an alternative bride seeking a diamond alternative, hoping to channel your birthstone (let’s hear it for June babies), or simply seeking a more affordable option to diamonds and precious gems, moonstone is a beautiful choice.
Check out our favorites in a range of cuts and settings. At the very least, we recommend treating yourself to one for the good vibes.
Rose gold, bezel set ring.
Teardrop ring in 14k gold vermeil and micro pavé cubic zirconia band.
Gold-plated sterling silver and moonstone ring by Astley Clarke.
Irregular shaped, 18k yellow gold over sterling silver ring.
Two stackable rings in 14k rose gold.
Rose cut, bezel set ring in 14k yellow gold.
Blue moonstone with cubic zirconia accents.
Moonstone cabochon and diamonds set 18k rose gold, by Pomellato.
Solitaire moonstone set in 14k rose gold diamond eternity band.
Rainbow Moonstone center framed by moon shapes and diamonds, set in 14k yellow gold, by Sofia Zakia.
Moonstone and diamond ring set in 14k yellow gold, by Wwake.
Horizontal 2.47ct moonstone set in 18k yellow gold.
Oval moonstone with diamond trio frame set in 18k yellow gold, by Temple St. Clair.
Diamond cluster ring with moonstone center set in 14k white and yellow gold.
Rainbow moonstone flanked by diamond side stones, set in 14k yellow gold.
Moonstone cabochon set in 14k white gold with matte finish.
Hexagon cut moonstone ring with diamond halo setting and 14K gold pave band.
Vintage-inspired oval rainbow moonstone ring with white diamonds.
Oval moonstone ring with marquise-cut moissanite diamonds.
This brilliant grade AAA rainbow moonstone is surrounded by six artistically placed Moon Magic diamonds.
Rainbow moonstone with white topaz accents held on a band of either yellow gold vermeil or 10k solid yellow gold.
Faceted rainbow moonstone set on an 18k gold plated sterling silver band.
This raw cut moonstone crystal ring sits on a sterling silver band.
Inverted moonstone with with bezel-set diamonds held on a rose gold band.
This emerald-cut engagement ring comes in both rainbow moonstone and blue moonstone with a moissanite diamond halo pave band.
Prong set cat's eye moonstone flanked by baguette-cut and round-cut diamonds.
Moonstone set on handcrafted 14k gold band with a strip of pave diamonds.
Rose cut bezel set moonstone ring with a matte finished hammered band.
Rainbow moonstone set in a halo of pave diamonds held on a 14k yellow gold band.
Rounded moonstone held in a prong setting with twisted rope detailing on a 14k yellow gold band.
What to Look for When Buying a Moonstone Engagement Ring
The gem comes in a range of colors—yellow, gray, green, blue, peach, and pink—determined by the thickness of the stone. The thinner the moonstone, the more light that is scattered to create its alluring iridescence, making it more valuable. Transparent blue moonstone is the rarest and most esteemed while a thicker moonstone appears almost white, but is much more affordable.
Iterations come in a range of cuts like traditional oval and pear to a modern hexagon. So you can really choose any shape for your moonstone engagement ring that you think best represents your style.
Moonstone is stunning set in everything from silver to rose gold. Moonstone is gorgeous in multi-stone rings or as clusters, too. A diamond halo, trillion side stones, or set onto a pavé band makes for an increasingly glamorous effect.
- What do moonstone engagement rings represent? Moonstones are known to represent new beginnings, which of course, makes it the perfect stone for entering this new period with your partner. In addition, it is said that moonstones carry healing properties such as healing and calming.
- Are moonstones durable? Moonstones are not as durable as other typical engagement ring stones such as diamonds, sapphires, or rubies. Still, as long as you treat your moonstone engagement ring with extra care to prevent scratching and chipping, it will remain stunning for years to come.
- How do you clean moonstone engagement rings? The only approved cleaning method for moonstones is a bit of soapy warm - not hot - water. Never use ultrasonic cleaners with this stone.