This turn of the 20th century pendant holds a dark purple amethyst set in a full bezel with the birthstone for February. This is a conversion pendant repurposed from an antique stickpin in 10k yellow gold. The pin stem was removed and repurposed into the bail.
Chain is sold separately.
Weight: 1 = 3.04 cts estimated
Measurements: 12.5 x 8.5 x 4 mm
Cut: cabochon oval
Color: Medium Purple
Clarity: Eye Clean
Dimensions: 21.4 mm long x 11.6 wide
Metal: 10k yellow gold
Markings: 721X Reb 10K on pin stem that was removed
Weight: 1.2 grams
Condition Rating: 9 (bail has been recently added using the metal from the pin stem)
Antique Victorian Bezel Set Cabochon Amethyst 14k Rose Gold Pendant Charm
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.