This lovely Late Victorian crescent moon has been converted into a necklace from a brooch. This Victorian piece is hand made from hollow construction typical of this time period. The black enamel sets off the white pearls. The chains has been attached to each end of the moon. This piece looks great alone or layered with additional Victorian pieces or moons.
Measurements: 9 @ 1.2-2.5 mm
Dimensions: 48 x 9.5 x 5.8 mm
Metal: 14k yellow Gold
Markings: 585 14KT ITALY on clasp, 14k on pin catch that was removed
Weight: 3.2 grams
Condition Rating: 7 (the original pin has been removed and chain has been attached; the black enamel has slight damage in one section that is not noticeable when worn, please review images)
18" chain is attached and included with a total length of 19.5"
Antique Victorian Large Crescent Moon Pendant with Black Enamel in 14k Yellow Go
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.