This Art Nouveau Guilloche enamel hollow bar pin has been converted to a bar necklace. The color of the enamel is so rich and deep with layers of white and iridescent blue. The pattern gives the pendant depth. The frame of the bar has a hand miligrain edged that is in excellent condition.
There is a hidden bail so that there is an option to wear this vertically instead of horizontally. You would need to detach the chain permanently in order to wear it vertically.
Style: 1 mm cable link
Clasp: spring ring
Metal: 14k yellow gold
Dimensions: 2 1/4" long x 1/4" wide (5.5 mm wide x 1.8 mm thick)
Metal: 14k Yellow Gold
Weight: 4.2 grams
Condition Rating: 8 (enamel is in excellent condition, small dent on back where pin used to be, added hidden bail and attached chain to corners of brooch)
Art Nouveau Guilloche Baby Blue Enamel Vertical Bar Necklace 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.