Kirsten's Corner Jewelry
Victorian Era 10K Gold & Pearl Moon and Star Ring
This is a tender gold ring that features a moon and star decorated by tiny seed pearls. Originally a Victorian era stick pin from the 1890's, this moon and star have been converted into a beautiful ring. The band of the ring is 14 karats of yellow gold, but the original antique piece is 10 karats, as marked. The star as well as the moon have remarkable hand-made construction and it almost looks as if the gold has been hand-carved into angular forms.
The moon and star were a popular subject of the Victorians; this romantic combination is regarded as honeymoon jewelry gifted to the bride on the eve of the wedding. The moon is also a symbol of spirituality, nature and the divine feminine. In the beginning of a romance the moon is often gifted as symbol of a desire for a "waxing" relationship.
The bead-set pearls measure approximately 1mm; the star and moon form measure approximately 1/2 inch in size. The ring weighs 1 gram and is a size 7 but can be easily resized. This piece makes a truly romantic gift.