This Art Nouveau crescent moon was converted into a pendant from a brooch. We added a 14k yellow gold shooting star to dangle from the moon. The bail was recently added using the existing pin from the brooch.
It looks great on its own as well as layered with other chains.
Chain is sold separately.
Dimensions: 32.5 mm x 11 x 3 mm
Metal: 14k yellow gold
Weight: 0.9 grams
Condition: 6 (converted from a brooch, used original pin to make bail, some refinishing shows on the back where the pin findings were, some oxidation shows where star attaches to moon)
Antique Victorian Crescent Moon and Star Pendant in 14k 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.