Here is a beautiful Art Nouveau crescent moon and diamond flower honeymoon necklace. This piece was originally a brooch that had the brooch findings removed and the chain attached to it. The moon is hand forged and hollow and the flower is hand fabricated with an exceptional 3 dimensional feel noted in the shape of the flower petals, stamen and pistils that surround an old mine cut diamond. It is enriched by the gold wash giving it a deep gold color.
Weight: 1 = 0.03 cts
Measurements: 1.8 x 1.96 mm
Cut: Old Mine Cut
Dimensions: 24.6 x 20.6 mm
Metal: 10k Yellow Gold
Markings: 1447 on pin stem that was removed
Weight: 2.1 grams
Condition Rating: 8 (the original pin has been removed and the chain has been attached)
Chain - new
Length: 18" / 0.55 mm width
Metal: 10k yellow gold
Style: light rope chain
Clasp: spring ring
Antique Art Nouveau Crescent Moon and Diamond Flower Necklace in 10k Yellow Gold
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.