Just in for Father's Day. Here is an elegant yet simple pair of antique diamond cufflinks. The 14k gold cufflinks are simply burnished with a single old european cut diamond. The diamonds sparkle against the matte finished gold.
Cut: Old European Cuts
Weight: 2 = 0.12 cts
Measurements: 2.5 mm
Dimensions: 14.2 x 20.3 mm
Metal: 14k yellow gold
Markings: 14K on back of one cufflink and on findings
Weight: 8.7 gram
Period: 1920's or earlier
Condition Rating: 8 (one diamond has a chip, patina from age)
Antique Diamond Cufflinks 14k Yellow Gold Old European Cut Diamond Cuff Links
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.