This lovely Art Nouveau repousé crescent moon and flower pendant converted from a brooch. The crescent moon is a high polish with a textured flower and vine in the center. There is a glimmer of red by the ruby prong set in the center of the flower. The bail was made by the original pin finding that was part of this brooch.
Chain is sold separately.
Measurements: 2 mm
Clarity: eye clean
Shape: old european cut
Dimensions: 28.1 x 17.8 mm (includes bail)
Metal: 10k yellow gold
Markings: 10K on pin catch that was removed
Weight: 1.1 grams
Condition Rating: (the original pin has been recycled into the bail, moon is slightly irregular)
Antique Art Nouveau Repoussé Crescent Moon Flower Pendant with Ruby in 10k 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.