This is a "Cat Eye" or "Chatoyance" moonstone. Chatoyancy is an optical phenomenon in which a band of reflected light moves just beneath the surface of a gemstone. This estate piece is a lovely example of the effect and it totally catches the eye on the hand! I have always been enchanted by moonstones, both for their attractive qualities and also for their esoteric properties!
Moonstones are said to possess a nourishing, sensual, deeply feminine energy that can heal and bring one back to wholeness. Associated with the moon goddess, and the divine feminine energy, it can imbue the wearer with power and sagacity!
Stone Dimensions: 5.3 mm (0.55 ct)
Size: 8 (Can be resized)
Weight: 3.4 grams
Materials: Gold and Moonstone
Metal: 14 ct
Marks: "14 K, MAN"