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    FINE MOONSTONE PENDANT
    India
    Moonstone is a phenomenon gemstone that is characterized by its mysterious shimmer that transforms itself whenever the stone is moved - this effect is known as 'adularescence'. In early times, people believed they could recognize in it the crescent and waning phases of the moon, hence the name. This virtually flawless Moonstone has a high dome and strong flash - it is relatively rare to fine Moonstone gems in this size and quality. It is most likely from the Sri Lankan deposit of 'blue-sheen' Moonstone that was virtually exhausted in 1988. Custom mounted in 18K yellow gold on a specialized mounting system that allows for removable/interchangeable neckpieces. Overall length is 17 inches and the pendant itself is 2.3 x 3.8 mm. In fine condition.


    Estimate: $5,500 - $6,500.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2009
    17th-18th Sunday-Monday
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