Here are a pair of platinum and white gold diamond Art Deco dangle earrings. These hand fabricated earrings would look fabulous on your wedding day with the versatility of wearing them on a daily basis to remember that amazing day and make you feel like a princess all the time.
They have a lovely and formal look that you can wear in comfort because they are not heavy. The top of the earring tapers from 2.5 mm to 4.3 mm wide with graduating Old European Cut Diamonds. It meets a pavé set 7.1 mm circle that is hinged for movement.
I recently modified these as I am compelled to try to make anything I touch prettier. They originally had a post behind the pavé diamond circle. I removed the post, the disc the post was soldered to is still present. I hand fabricated a pair of platinum ear wires and threaded them through a hole at the tapered narrow end for a more elegant look. Rubber backs are included for extra security on the ear wires. Based on inspection, I feel that the pavé circle was later added on as the diamonds are newer than the tapered bars, which are possibly from another antique piece that has been modified.
Gemstones: Natural Diamonds
Cut: Old European Cut and Single Cut Diamonds
Weight: 24 = 1.14 cts
Measurements: 2 - 3 mm
Dimensions: 1" long x 7.1 mm wide
Metal: Platinum ear wires and 14k white gold setting
Weight: 3.3 grams
Condition Rating: 7 (four (2.6 mm) chipped diamonds, all the diamonds are old, look original to the piece and are not exactly matched in color)
Art Deco Diamond Drop Earrings with 1.14 cts of Diamonds
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.