This ring is beautifully made dating back to the late Art Deco Period. The moss agate is white with a black image that almost looks like a bird flying with its open wings. It is simply bezel set with hand engraving down the shoulders.
Agate is a quartz gemstone formed by weathered volcanic rocks.
Moss Dendritic Agate
Cut: Rectangle Cabochon
Clarity: Inclusion that appears as a crack but it is a feather that is from the inside of the stone
Weight: 1.36 cts estimated weight
Measurements: 15.58 x 7 x 2.14 mm
Dimensions: 17.5 x 9.5 mm / 4.7 - 2.2 mm wide / 3 mm high off finger
Finger Size: 5 (measures as a 4.75 but fits like a 5 because of the undergallery)
Metal: Sterling Silver
Weight: 2.9 grams
Condition Rating: 7 (tiny nicks in girdle of stone can be seen under 10 power magnification but not with the naked eye, has had a cleaning but it has not been polished)
Art Deco Moss Agate Ring in Sterling Silver
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.