Here is a phenomenal Victorian Mesh 14k gold necklace. This necklace has tons of versatility which all women love. The chain is 18" long with a large spring ring clasp. There is an additional 2 1/2" of the chain that can be attached to lengthen it to a total of 20 1/2" or to convert it to a a lariat so that you can add a large pendant for the black tie events.
This chain has a pinkish hue to it and is in incredible original condition. The large spring ring is original to this chain, the smaller one looks newer. The chain looks wonderful on its own or layered with the easy ability of adding multiple charms to it. It feels wonderful on as well.
Dimensions: 9 mm wide x 5 mm thick
Length: 18" with 2.5" extension making it a total of 20.5"
Markings: 14K on spring ring clasp
Metal: 14k pink gold
Weight: 31.4 grams
Condition: 8 (minimal oxidation and wear)
14k Gold Victorian Mesh Chain Victorian Necklace 9 mm Wide - DK219
Bracelets and rings get the most wear out of all the styles of jewelry. Make sure that your jewelry is professionally cleaned and your stones checked annually.
For gold rings, the higher the karat weight, the softer the metal will be, and the easier it will scratch. Frequent polishing is unecessary. Polishing your rings removes layers of metals and will thin it out through time.
The same goes with platinum, as it is a malleable and softer metal, yet denser, which makes it last longer. Platinum is also a white metal naturally and stays white, whereas white gold is yellow that has white alloys giving it a whiter appearance, but will never be as white as platinum.
For high value items, typically of $1,000, it is a good idea to have your pieces insured on your homeowners policy or with a separate insurer like Jewelers Mutual.