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20 Magical Moonstone Jewels for June


I was born at the end of May. Had my birthday fallen just a few days later, I would have the pleasure of claiming one of my favorite gems—moonstone—as my birthstone.

June, a month rich with options, actually has three birthstones: moonstone, alexandrite, and arguably the most notable of the three, pearl. Pearl gets a lot of press these days, and with good reason—more people are embracing it, it’s breaking gender boundaries, and it’s looking better and more varied than ever.

Moonstone, on the other hand, never seems to get the glory it deserves. It doesn’t glitter or sparkle, that’s true; instead, it gives off an air of mysticism that could have onlookers feeling like they’re gazing into another dimension (maybe being transported isn’t everyone’s thing?).

But the stone’s mystical vibe is part of what makes it so exciting, like wearing a powerful amulet of protection, love, or strength. Given consumers’ sticky enthusiasm for talismanic jewelry, moonstone is a gem to wear, no question.

Design also matters. In the hands of the right creator, a moonstone jewel can take someone from indifferent to enthusiastic. You can always tell a designer who respects moonstone, because they give it the home it deserves—it takes a special eye to know precisely what to do with this luminous gem.

Below, some of the most magical examples.

Nicole Mera moonstone ring
Ring in platinum with 3.34 ct. moonstone center, 1.42 cts. t.w. moonstones, and 0.35 ct. t.w. tapered baguette diamonds, $8,150; Nicole Mera
Jacquie Aiche moonstone Blossom ring
Blossom ring in 14k yellow gold with moonstone and diamonds, $6,750; Jacquie Aiche
Pamela Froman Double Wave Crush earrings
Double Wave Crush earrings in 18k yellow gold with 19.45 cts. t.w. moonstone and 1.1 cts. t.w. diamonds, $11,550; Pamela Froman
Retrouvai moonstone clover pendant
Grandfather clover pendant in 14k yellow gold with moonstone, $7,860; Retrouvaí
Ashley Zhang moonstone Bubble ring
Bubble ring in 14k yellow gold with moonstone, $2,900; Ashley Zhang
Jolly Bijou Full Moon earrings
Full Moon earrings in 14k rose gold with moonstone and multicolor sapphires, $4,045; Jolly Bijou
Lord Jewelry moonstone pendant
Heritage pendant in 18k rose gold with 6.4 ct. moonstone, 1.27 ct. ruby, 1.01 cts. t.w. diamonds, and plique-à-jour enamel, price on request; Lord Jewelry
Logan Hollowell moonstone Queen ring
Queen Triple Goddess ring in 14k yellow gold with oval and trillion moonstones and 0.09 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,750; Logan Hollowell
Nakard moonstone earrings
Infinity earrings in sterling silver with blue enamel and rainbow moonstone, $1,000; Nakard
Mason and Books Big Love Bug pendant
Big Love Bug pendant in 14k yellow gold with rainbow moonstone, veined turquoise, and 0.03 ct. t.w. diamonds, $4,650; Mason and Books
Emily P Wheeler moonstone ring
Chubby ring in 18k rose gold with moonstone and repurposed ebony, $16,800; Emily P. Wheeler
Mindi Mond moonstone earrings
Gala chandelier earrings in 18k white gold with 13 cts. t.w. moonstone and 10.5 cts. t.w. diamonds, $38,000; Mindi Mond
Karin Jacobson moonstone pendant
Pendant in 18k yellow gold and oxidized sterling silver with moonstone and 0.03 ct. diamond, $585; Karin Jacobson
Janie Kruse Garnett moonstone aqua ring
Trefoil ring in 18k yellow gold with moonstone and aquamarine, $3,100; Janie Kruse Garnett
Aurelie Gi moonstone earring
Earring in 14k yellow gold with moonstone and white sapphire, $125; Aurelie Gi
Ray Griffiths Crownwork moonstone pendant
Crownwork Pillow Top pendant in 18k yellow gold with 2.2 ct. moonstone, $3,190; Ray Griffiths
Emily Collins Castle Roads ring
Castle Roads ring in 18k yellow gold with moonstone, $8,500; Emily Weld Collins
Claudia Mae moonstone chunky nomad ring
Chunky Nomad ring in 14k yellow gold with 5.8 ct. moonstone and 0.4 ct. t.w. diamonds, $5,000; Claudia Mae
Alanina Ocean Shades ring
Ocean Shades ring in 18k white gold with moonstone, sapphire, and diamonds, $5,800; Alanina

Top: Necklace in 14k yellow gold with 3 ct. rainbow moonstone and 0.2 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,800; Sig Ward

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By: Brittany Siminitz

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