19 Moon-Themed Jewels in Tribute to the Lunar Landing’s 50th Anniversary



Back on July 20, 1969, when Apollo 11 landed on the moon, it was “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” as Neil Armstrong famously said during the national broadcast of the landmark event. If you’re feeling nostalgic about this moment, or wistful for a time when science was celebrated and respected, you may consider investing in the new Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch produced in collaboration with the Met or bidding on a vintage Omega Speedmaster in tomorrow’s Sotheby’s auction.

You might also find yourself drawn to moon-themed jewelry, from man-in-the-moon moonstones to crescent shapes, dangling pearls, or a cascade of stars, clouds, and other celestial motifs. Designers have been embracing the intergalactic planetary story for a while now, but the timing seems right to showcase some particularly compelling examples—here are 19 to remind you of the possibilities.

Sofia Zakia Supreme Moon earring
Supreme Moon Phase earring with diamonds in 14k gold, $5,120 (sold as a single);  Sofia Zakia
Andrea Fohrman moon necklace
Large Luna necklace with purple french enamel and pavé champagne diamonds in 18k rose gold, $6,400; Andrea Fohrman
Moritz Glik moon star earrings
Mismatched Celestial Kaleidoscope Shaker earrings with yellow and white diamonds set and enclosed in white sapphire Kaleidoscope shakers in 18k yellow gold, $9,610; Moritz Glik

 

Lydia Courteille moon and star earrings
Earrings with blue and yellow sapphires, brown diamonds, aquamarines, and quartz in 18k gold with titanium, price on request; Lydia Courteille 

 

Anthony Lent moonface moonstone ring
Moonface Signet ring with diamonds in 18k gold and platinum, $7,015; Anthony Lent
Paris and Lily moon diamond studs
Stars and Moon stud earrings with diamonds in 22k gold, $600; Paris & Lily
Jewelmak pearl charm
Half-Moon charm with freshwater pearl in 14k yellow gold, price on request; Jewelmak
Le Vian chocolate diamond moon pendant
Chocolatier pendant with 5.12 cts. t.w. chocolate diamonds and pearls in 14k Strawberry Gold,  price on request; Le Vian

 

Ana Katerina elements ring
Four Elements ring with lapis, 0.31 ct. t.w. diamonds in 18k yellow gold, $11,360; Ana Katarina
Rush Jewelry Design pendant
Stabile Moon pendant in bronze and 22k gold, $2,600; Rush Jewelry Design
Zoe Chicco signet ring
Total Eclipse Engraved Sun, Moon & Star Signet ring in 14k gold,. $1,080; Zoë Chicco

 

 

Jacquie Aiche opal moon pendant
Graduated Opal Crescent Moon necklace with diamonds in 14k gold, $4,185; Jacquie Aiche
Grainne Morton man on the moon necklace
Man on the Moon necklace with labradorite, shell, mother-of-pearl, antique button, and aventurine in 18k gold-plated silver, $1,435; Grainne Morton 
Avalina jewelry ring
Ring with 2 ct. rose-cut sapphire and alexandrites in 18k gold, $3,800; Avalina Fine Jewelry
Swati Danak crescent earrings
Floating Crescent Hoops with 1.39 cts. t.w. ciamonds in 18k yellow gold, $9,900; Swati Dhanak
Hanut Singh pearl crescent earrings
Pearl crescent earrings with emeralds and diamonds 18k gold, $10,800; Hanut Singh
Colette moon pendant
Galaxia necklace with enamel, diamonds, moonstones, and pearls in 18k gold, $19,400; Colette
we dream in colour in the stars earrings
In the Stars earrings in brass, $285; We Dream in Colour

 

Top: Ring with drusy agate and diamonds in black rhodium, price on request; Lydia Courteille

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