This Victorian solitaire ring is in outstanding condition. The center diamond is a foiled rose cut diamond set in an eight prong cathedral head. The under gallery has incredible detail with cheneer tubing.
Foil was used to add shimmer to diamonds under candlelight.
Care needs to be taken when wearing a very old ring that has foil under the stone. This ring cannot be worn in the water because it will capture the moisture under the stone and cause discoloration.
Weight: 1=0.75 cts estimated weight
Measurements: 8.09 x 7.82 mm (measures the diameter of a 1.50 ct traditional round)
Color: K-L (difficult to get accurate grading due to foiled back)
Cut: Round Rose Cut
Dimensions: 11.8 - 1.7 mm wide; 8.4 mm high off finger
Metal: 18k yellow gold
Weight: 4.8 gram
Condition Rating: 9 (minimal signs of wear)
Antique Dutch Rose Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring 0.75 cts 18k 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.