The symbolic Griffin is known for leadership, strength, resilience, and blends the best attributes of your inner most Lion and Eagle. This rich color toned 14k gold has a gold wash that gives it the appearance of 18k gold. This is a unique conversion pendant that was repurposed from a stickpin. This Griffin is in very good overall condition and is ready to let the world know you mean business.
Gemstone: Synthetic Sapphire
Measurements: 3.8 mm
Cut: Old European Cut
Measurements: 1 @ 1.6 mm
Dimensions: 20 x 13.8 x 3.5 mm
Metal: 14k yellow gold
Markings: 14K on back of wing, the 1 has worn off
Weight: 1 gram
Condition Rating: 6 (stickpin was removed and bail was made with stickpin, hand fabricated and gold seam is slightly separating on backside, please review images)
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Antique Victorian Gryphon Griffin Pendant in 14k Yellow Gold with Synthetic Sapp
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.