For good luck, families would gift this to the newborn. This 24k yellow gold bracelet is marked with symbols of luck, success and love. It is hand forged from a plate of gold and attached to a handmade cable link bracelet with an "S" hook clasp. This surely is a rare find to be treasured.
Dimensions: 1.7 mm wide bracelet / 6.4 x 7.2 mm beads
Length: 4 3/4"
Clasp: "S" clasp
Metal: 24k yellow gold
Markings: clasp is marked but illegible
Weight: 3.7 grams
Condition: 7 (very soft gold, so it is malleable, shows less wear than its age)
Antique Chinese Baby Bracelet / 24k Yellow Gold 4 .75" Length
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.