This antique Amethyst ring is simple with a lot of character. The large oval cabochon is in a full chunky bezel. The stickpin was used for the band so you can still see the makers mark on it. The gold bezel has a gold wash over it giving it the appearance of 18k gold. The band looks rosier.
Extra care is necessary for this ring as it is a closed back. If it is submerged in water the water may get caught under the stone and discolor the metal causing the appearance of the Amethyst to change. Please keep this in mind.
Cut: Oval Cabochon
Weight: cts estimated weight
Color: Deep Purple
Measurements: 10 x 7.1 mm
Dimensions: 13.7 x 10.8 / 1.3 mm shank / 6.4 mm high off finger
Metal: 14k Yellow Gold
Finger Size: 6
Markings: 14 Makers Mark 2663
Weight: 2.1 grams
Condition Rating: 8 (stickpin was used for shank, stone has been checked)
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Art Nouveau Amethyst 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.