This awesome statement ring is artsy with so much flare. This ring is definitely suited for someone that doesn't want the mainstream fashion jewelry. It is very architectural with the barrel shaped lapis and bi-color tourmalines jutting their way around the ring.
Dimensions: 20.5 - 3.8 mm wide / 7.8 mm high off finger
Metal: 18k Yellow Gold
Markings: 18K (faded but probably) ITALY
Weight: 12 grams
Condition: 7 (mounting has been cleaned, gold shows surfaces scratches on back. 2 of the lapis stones show chips from wear, please refer to image)
18k Yellow Gold Tourmaline & Lapis Ring Abstract Ring
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.