Here is a unique engagement ring that no one else will have. This conversion ring is an Art Nouveau moonstone bezel set with a halo of delicate filigree giving it a lacey feel. The original stickpin has been repurposed as the shank.
Cut: Oval Cabochon
Measurements: 6.8 x 4.8 x 2.69 mm
Measurements: 10 x 8 mm / 5.1 mm high off the finger / 1.1 mm shank
Metal: 14k yellow gold bezel & 14k pink gold shank
Markings: 14K on pin stem
Weight: 1.3 grams
Condition Rating: 7 (pin stem has been repurposed as shank, minor surface abrasions on moonstone)
Art Nouveau Moonstone Solitaire 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.