Gemstone engagement rings are becoming more and more popular. If you’re pondering one, have you considered a shimmering moonstone engagement ring? Known for having calming and balancing energies, moonstone comes with a gorgeous iridescent sheen, and is seeing an upsurge in popularity in jewelry with a bohemian appeal. They're associated with lunar mystery and magic, and have been used to treat insomnia, sleepwalking, ward off nightmares, and promote vivid dreams. Impressive! Not to mention, a moonstone engagement ring totally reminds us of our beloved childhood mood rings. Admit it, you totally had one.
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. 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.
Moonstone is stunning set in everything from silver to rose gold. Iterations come in a range of cuts like traditional oval and pear to a modern hexagon. 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.
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, a 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.
"June Droplet" Ring
Sterling silver solitaire.
SHOP NOW: Pandora, $34.99 from $50
Pear Shaped Ring
Rose gold, bezel set ring.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $388
Teardrop Stacking Ring
Teardrop ring in 14k gold vermeil and micro pavé cubic zirconia band.
SHOP NOW: Melanie Auld, $130
"Mini Stilla" Ring
Sterling silver ring by Astley Clarke.
SHOP NOW: Farfetch, $106
"Luna" Ring in Bronze with Moonstone
Bronze ring featuring two crescent moons framing a moonstone.
SHOP NOW: Pamela Love, $125
Irregular Scatter Halo Ring
Asymmetrical ring with white topaz halo, in 14k gold over sterling silver, by Carrie Elizabeth Jewelry.
SHOP NOW: Local Eclectic, $112
"Siren" Stacking Ring
Irregular shaped, 18k yellow gold over sterling silver ring.
SHOP NOW: Monica Vinader, $115
Gray Moonstone Stack
Two stackable rings in 14k rose gold.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $417.19
Crown Bezel Moonstone Ring
Rose cut, bezel set ring in 14k yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Grace Lee, $385
Hardwear Ball Ring
Gray moonstone set in 18k rose gold.
SHOP NOW: Tiffany & Co., $550
"Tuhla" Ring with Rainbow Moonstone
Hexagon cut rainbow moonstone set in 14k yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Claire Kinder, $590
Art Deco Style
Pear shaped moonstone with cubic zirconia accents.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, from $171.05
Diamond halo ring in 14k rose gold.
SHOP NOW: Anne Sisteron, $765
Blue Moonstone in Vintage Art Deco Style
Blue moonstone with cubic zirconia accents.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, from $124.87
Secret Star Moonstone Ring
A star trio hides beneath the moonstone solitaire, by Leith Clark.
SHOP NOW: exclusively at Catbird, $940
Moonstone Trio Ring
Trio of pear shaped moonstones and diamonds in 14k gold, by Jacquie Aiche.
SHOP NOW: NET-A-PORTER, $2,685
Cabochon Moonstone and Diamond Band Ring
Band ring featuring 1.74ct cabochon moonstones and diamond accents in 18k rose gold.
SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, $1,200
Rainbow Moonstone Vertically Set Ring
Moonstone set in braided 18k yellow gold, by Amáli.
SHOP NOW: Twist, $1,870
"M'ama non M'ama" Diamond and Moonstone Ring
Moonstone cabochon and diamonds set 18k rose gold, by Pomellato.
SHOP NOW: Farfetch, $2,000
Solitaire moonstone set in three sterling silver bands.
SHOP NOW: Spinelli Kilcollin, $2,000
Solitaire Moonstone Eternity Ring
Solitaire moonstone set in 14k rose gold diamond eternity band.
SHOP NOW: Luna Skye, $2,100
Moonstone Wandering Cosmos Ring
Rainbow moonstone center framed by moon shapes and diamonds, set in 14k yellow gold, by Sofia Zakia.
SHOP NOW: Catbird, $2,100
Nestled Moonstone and Diamond Ring
Moonstone and diamond ring set in 14k yellow gold, by Wwake.
SHOP NOW: Catbird, $895
Moonstone Diamond White Gold Ring
Moonstone and pavé diamond ring set in 18k white gold, by Jona.
SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, $2,209.52
Horizontal Moonstone Ring
Horizontal 2.47ct moonstone set in 18k yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Adel Chefridi, $2,085
Classic Oval Royal Blue Moonstone Ring
Oval moonstone with diamond trio frame set in 18k yellow gold, by Temple St. Clair.
SHOP NOW: Saks Fifth Avenue, $3,250
Lofted Moonstone and Diamond Cluster Ring
Diamond cluster ring with moonstone center set in 14k white and yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Lori McLean, $3,500
"Compassionate Eye" Rainbow Moonstone Ring
Rainbow moonstone ring with diamond halo and moonstone dangle set in 18k rose gold.
SHOP NOW: Misahara, (price upon request)
"Bea" Three Stone Ring
Rainbow moonstone flanked by diamond side stones, set in 14k yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Anna Sheffield, $4,285
"Oenothera" ring featuring 8.55ct moonstone and diamond accents, set in 18k white gold.
SHOP NOW: Yael Designs, $11,367
Victorian Style Oval Moonstone and Diamond Halo Ring
Moonstone framed by diamond halo, set in 14k rose gold.
SHOP NOW: Angara, $1,679
Moonstone cabochon set in 14k white gold with matte finish.
SHOP NOW: Bario Neal, $1,580