This Victorian Agate necklace was converted from a brooch. The necklace holds a large oval agate with a tear drop shape below it. The 14k rose gold chain was attached to it after removing the pin findings from the back. This necklace has matching earrings that are cut from the same stone.
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Dimensions: 2" x 1.5" on an 16" chain
Metal: 14k pink gold
Markings: none (tested)
Weight: 6.9 grams
Condition Rating: 9 (this was originally a brooch that had the pin removed and a 14k rose gold chain attached)
Antique Necklace Victorian Drop Picture Agate 14k Pink Gold Necklace
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.