I have always loved these original Art Deco bezel set solitaires. This one holds a large Blue Zircon in this simple style. The is framed by a rope design and steps down to another frame with a rope design. For 100 years old this piece still is a fashionable piece with bright blue boldness.
Gemstone: Natural Blue Zircon
cut: Old European Cut
weight: 1 = 3.42 cts estimated weight
measurements: 8.5 x 8.5 x 5.65 mm average
clarity: eye clean, facets are rounded due to a re-polish to remove chips
color: bright teal blue
dimensions: 11.9 mm / shank 2.1 - 1.2 mm wide / 6.6 mm high off the finger
finger size: 5 on mandrel, fits like a 5.5 due to construction of ring
metal: 14k yellow gold
period: circa 1920's
weight: 3 grams
condition: 8 (this ring has had a good cleaning, the stone has been re-polished while mounted and is original to this mounting, difficult to do so the facets are now more rounded than crisp. The metal has not been polished but can be if requested)
Art Deco Blue Zircon Ring in 14k Yellow 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.