Edwardian hound dog ring with diamonds. This piece was a breathtaking stickpin that was converted to this ring. The dog rests its head on an Old European Cut diamond and dressed with a wonderful diamond collar.
Cut: Old European Cut
Weight: 1 = 0.09 cts estimated weight
Measurements: 2.8 mm
Cut: Rose Cut Diamonds
Weight: 5 = 0.04 cts estimated weight
Measurements: 1.2 mm
Dimensions: 8.8 mm wide to 2.1 mm wide / 4.4 mm high off finger
Metal: 14k Yellow Gold & Platinum
Markings: 14K & makers mark on pin removed & 14K inside band
Finger Size: 6.5
Weight: 4.24 grams
Condition Rating: 9 (pin was removed and dog was soldered on gold band)
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Art Nouveau Dog Ring with Diamond Collar 14k Gold and Platinum
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.