This Art Deco Moss Agate ring has a bezel set dendritic picture agate bezel set in yellow gold. It is framed by a hand engraved rectangular edge that really sets it off. The shank has a lyre design as it comes off the shoulder.
Dendritic agates are formed by various minerals, like iron, manganese and limonite, growing in the crystal forming the tree like patterns.
Moss Dendritic Agate
Cut: Flat Rectangle
Weight: 1.30 cts estimated weight
Measurements: 17 x 7.6 x 1.38 mm
Dimensions: 21.2 x 11.3 mm wide and 3.2 mm high off the finger / 7.5 - 2.5 shank
Finger Size: 4.5 (sizes on mandrel as a 4 but fits like a 4.5)
Metal: 10k white and yellow gold
Markings: 14K (tests as 10k gold on both shank and frame)
Weight: 2.1 grams
Condition Rating: 8 (shank is thin and slightly off round)
Art Deco Dendritic Picture Agate Moss Agate 10k Gold Ring
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.