This lovely agate ring is simply set in a beautiful bezel with another edge of gold framing it. It is not a delicate ring, but made with substantial heft with another frame of gold in the under gallery that sits snug to your finger. The band shows minimal wear.
The agate is a nude color with a stripe of orange and brown in the corner giving it character and a retro feel.
Moss Dendritic Agate
Cut: slender oval cabochon
Weight: 4 ct estimated weight
Measurements: 21.7 x 8.5 x 3.49 mm
Dimensions: 24.7 x 12.1 mm / 5.2 mm high off the finger / 3.2 - 2.8 mm wide
Finger Size: 5.5 (sizes on mandrel as a 5 but fits like a 5.5)
Metal: 14k yellow gold
Markings: 14K MICHIN
Weight: 4.4 grams
Condition Rating: 8 (mounting has had a slight polish, stone shows minimal wear)
Art Nouveau Dendritic Picture Agate Moss Agate 14k Yellow 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.