Here is an unmatched pair of Ruby and Pearl Victorian flower studs. They are a very close match and took 1 year to match.
These flowers were converted from stickpins and had the pins removed and the posts recently soldered on. These earrings include 10k yellow gold friction backs.
Differences: I am noting what makes this not identical so there are no surprises. The rubies are different sizes and noted under the gemstone description. One flower has 5 petals and one has 6 petals. The dimensions are slightly different but difficult to see with the naked eye.
Measurements: 11 @ 1.1 - 1.2 mm
Gemstones: Natural Rubies
Shape: round faceted
Measurements: 2 @ 2.9-2.5 mm
Weight: 2 = 0.22 cts
Color: medium red
Clarity: eye clean
Dimensions: 9.3 x 10.6 mm / 9.7 x 9.8 mm
Markings: 10K on post and backs
Metal: 10k yellow gold
Weight: 1 gram
Condition: 8 (the post and back was recently added, one stone was recently replaced )
Antique Victorian Pearl and Ruby Earrings Studs in 10k 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.