I had a very interesting conversation with one of my clients. I was
reproducing a moonstones and sterling ring for her, and she said,
that she was told that you had to put something between the moonstone
and bezel to keep moonstone from yellowing. I’ve never heard of
anything like that, and told her it was not necessary to do anything
with moonstones, but set them well in their bezels. I’m guessing
whoever told her put glue, foil or other stuff in the settings before
putting the moonstones in.
It was really tough to talk her out of this misconception and she
believed it after 30 odd years.
Have any of you ever come across this? Doing something to keep
moonstones from yellowing? As far as I can see and observe,
moonstones don’t yellow, unless you have yellow moonstones to begin