This wonderfully made bead necklace dates back to the 1930's. Just envision a flapper wearing this. The coral beads are beautifully matched and paired with the various sized onyx and gold beads. The clasp was handmade and set with diamonds.
Gemstones: Coral Beads
Measurements: 21 @ 9 - 10 mm Round
Gemstones: Onyx Beads
Measurements: 28 @ 5.5 - 6 mm Round
Measurements: 6 @ 10 x 2.5 mm Rondelles
Cut: Round Faceted
Weight: 52 = 0.32 cts estimated weight
Measurements: 1.1 mm
Gold Beads: 14k Yellow Gold
Measurements: 42 @ 4 - 3.3 mm Rondelles
Measurements: 12 @ 8 x 4 mm Slanted Half Dome
Dimensions: 10 - 3.3 mm wide
Length: 20" length
Metal: 14k yellow gold beads and 14k white and yellow gold clasp
Markings: 180 585 14K 3795t makers mark (all markings are on clasp)
Material: Coral, Black Onyx and 14k Yellow Gold
Weight: 48.1 grams
Condition Rating: 8 (has been freshly restrung, the smaller beads have dents, the slanted beads do not)
Thanks for looking!!!
Art Deco Coral Onyx and 14k Yellow Gold Necklace with Diamond Clasp 20 Inch Leng
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.