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The History of Moonstone Jewelry
 
Moonstones have been popular throughout history. The ancient Romans and Greeks believed that the moonstones derived their opalescence from the moon, hence the name. In our more recent history, moonstone jewelry was popularized during the Art Nouveau period with Rene Lalique embedding moonstones within his own artistic creations.
 
Moonstones are mined from around the world, including Switzerland, Australia, India, and even the USA. It’s not surprising that moonstone was the chosen gem for the Moon landings back in the 60s, or that it’s also Florida’s state gemstone. But curiously, there are no moonstone mines in Florida.
 
For those who practice mysticism and the occult, you’ll be curious to learn that moonstones were used as protection by sailors on the sea due to its water element, but moonstones are also used for good fortune and to provide clairvoyance in India. They are also used for love rituals and to gain wisdom.

Moonstone Jewelry

Like eons of jewelers before her, Nina Nguyen has incorporated moonstone into her jewelry designs. She primarily uses rainbow moonstone and favors the unique deep blue rainbow moonstone. Nina works with cabochon moonstone and faceted but favors the rose cut in her Moonstone collection. Esspecially the rainbow moonstone earrings and charms. 

Moonstone Necklace 

The moonstone is believed to quiet emotions and to calm the soul. Many people, therefore, like to wear it close to their heart as a pendant. A moonstone necklace is a beautiful way to say, “Be still my beating heart.”

Moonstone Earrings

Moonstone is also used to alleviate stress. Just as it can quiet the soul, it can also soothe the mind. Jewelers embrace this metaphysical property by making what are frequently called magic moonstone earrings. Moonstone earrings come in all designs, including studs, droplets, hoops, and more.

Moonstone Ring 

Another popular way to incorporate moonstone is with rings. The eye-catching beauty can then be enjoyed by the wearer as much as passersby. Glimpsing a moonstone ring on your hand throughout the day is a beautiful reminder to focus on peace and inner strength.

Moonstone Bracelet 

Of course, we can’t leave wrists out. Moonstone bangles are widely popular, especially for mixing and matching with other bangles and bracelets. The wearer is reminded to shed any stress every time they catch a glimmer, feel it slide down their wrist, or hear it jangle. 

Want to view more breathtaking moonstone jewelry? Browse collections of moonstone earrings, rings, jewelry, and more from Nina Nguyen Designs 

Here at Nina Nguyen Designs, we love working withrainbow moonstone to design some of the most beautifuljewelry likemoonstone pendant,moonstoneearrings ormoonstone ring. We have an obsession with black oxidizing oursterling silvermoonstone jewelry. The black oxidation of oursterling silver really brings outthemoonstone iridescentcolor intherainbowmoonstone.

Find your favorite moonstone earrings, moonstone rings, moonstone necklaces and moonstone bracelet here at Nina Nguyen Designs. 

Nina Nguyen

Meet Nina Nguyen

Nina Nguyen, a local Colorado designer, grew up in Central Vietnam surrounded by a family of jewelers and goldsmiths. Her mother’s trading post was where locals came to sell their gold, panned from the Buon Ma Thuot River, which was then refined and used to create gorgeous pieces by Nina’s uncle.

In the late 1980s, her family’s jewelry business was confiscated, and her father was arrested and vanished for several years. With the help of family, Nina’s single mother took her and her five siblings on a journey to migrate to America seeking a better life. After a one year stay as a refugee in the Philippines, Nina’s family was eventually relocated to the Tampa Bay area where she started her life in the US. At the age of 12 she learned very quickly to adapt.

Years later, while on break from her finance career, Nina backpacked through India for ten weeks. She was mesmerized by the raw gemstones she came across - they were vibrant, colorful, and expertly faceted to catch light from every angle. Upon returning from her trip, Nina felt inspired to return to her roots and try her hand at designing and creating her own jewelry. She began creating intricate handwoven and crocheted necklaces out of gold and silver wire, allowing her creativity to soar while incorporating the skills she had learned from her uncle. She decided to forgo a promising career in finance and pursue her dream of designing her own jewelry.

“The road has been one of pure entrepreneurship; hardship, sacrifice, long hours, risk & reward. All of these I have endured, and I have absorbed everything the journey has taught me.”

With her showroom now located in Denver, Colorado, Nina is centrally located, and closer for her frequent trips to her design studio in Vietnam - not to mention the inspiration of the Rocky Mountains.

Around the world Geode Silver Bangle

Size Guide
Metal
Color
Geode/Diamond
Size

Geodes in a gorgeous mix of neutral colors form the Around The World Gold & Oxidized Bangle, which has an earthy, bohemian vibe. Its special hinged mechanism makes it easy to take on and off, whether you wear it on its own or stacked with other styles.

Details
Metal: Black Oxidized Silver & 18K Yellow Gold
Stone carat: 20
Diamond carat: 0.4
Size: 5-8
Stone size: 10-12mm
About the stones:

Diamond

Genuine Geode: A unique stone found at least 100 feet below the earth's surface, gem-quality geodes have a hard, unremarkable rock shell with insides that reveal a variety of glistening quartz crystals and often secondary minerals or formations such as hematite, calcite, apatite, stalactites and galena crystals, just to name a few.

Metaphysical Properties: Geodes have healing energies and cleanse the mind and spirit of negativity. Some believe that geodes also have the power to help you find solutions to difficult problems, offering a light at the end of the tunnel, a little sparkling guidance when you’re on a dark path.

Origin: Chihuahua Mexico

The Maker:

Our jewelry is designed in Denver, CO and ethically made by our skilled jewelers in our studio in Vietnam.

Moonstone Jewelry

The History of Moonstone Jewelry
 
Moonstones have been popular throughout history. The ancient Romans and Greeks believed that the moonstones derived their opalescence from the moon, hence the name. In our more recent history, moonstone jewelry was popularized during the Art Nouveau period with Rene Lalique embedding moonstones within his own artistic creations.
 
Moonstones are mined from around the world, including Switzerland, Australia, India, and even the USA. It’s not surprising that moonstone was the chosen gem for the Moon landings back in the 60s, or that it’s also Florida’s state gemstone. But curiously, there are no moonstone mines in Florida.
 
For those who practice mysticism and the occult, you’ll be curious to learn that moonstones were used as protection by sailors on the sea due to its water element, but moonstones are also used for good fortune and to provide clairvoyance in India. They are also used for love rituals and to gain wisdom.

Moonstone Jewelry

Like eons of jewelers before her, Nina Nguyen has incorporated moonstone into her jewelry designs. She primarily uses rainbow moonstone and favors the unique deep blue rainbow moonstone. Nina works with cabochon moonstone and faceted but favors the rose cut in her Moonstone collection. Esspecially the rainbow moonstone earrings and charms. 

Moonstone Necklace 

The moonstone is believed to quiet emotions and to calm the soul. Many people, therefore, like to wear it close to their heart as a pendant. A moonstone necklace is a beautiful way to say, “Be still my beating heart.”

Moonstone Earrings

Moonstone is also used to alleviate stress. Just as it can quiet the soul, it can also soothe the mind. Jewelers embrace this metaphysical property by making what are frequently called magic moonstone earrings. Moonstone earrings come in all designs, including studs, droplets, hoops, and more.

Moonstone Ring 

Another popular way to incorporate moonstone is with rings. The eye-catching beauty can then be enjoyed by the wearer as much as passersby. Glimpsing a moonstone ring on your hand throughout the day is a beautiful reminder to focus on peace and inner strength.

Moonstone Bracelet 

Of course, we can’t leave wrists out. Moonstone bangles are widely popular, especially for mixing and matching with other bangles and bracelets. The wearer is reminded to shed any stress every time they catch a glimmer, feel it slide down their wrist, or hear it jangle. 

Want to view more breathtaking moonstone jewelry? Browse collections of moonstone earrings, rings, jewelry, and more from Nina Nguyen Designs 

Here at Nina Nguyen Designs, we love working withrainbow moonstone to design some of the most beautifuljewelry likemoonstone pendant,moonstoneearrings ormoonstone ring. We have an obsession with black oxidizing oursterling silvermoonstone jewelry. The black oxidation of oursterling silver really brings outthemoonstone iridescentcolor intherainbowmoonstone.

Find your favorite moonstone earrings, moonstone rings, moonstone necklaces and moonstone bracelet here at Nina Nguyen Designs.