This wonderful handcrafted platinum ring shows off this large Intaglio faceted amethyst. It is simply set yet stunningly noticeable. The image looks like the God of trade and travel, Hermes also knows as Mercury, with the wings depicted on his head.
Retail Replacement Value is $3,800
Gemstone: Natural Amethyst
cut: Oval Cut, Old Material raised relief carving with faceted stone
weight: 14.00 cts estimated
measurements: 20.58 x 17.10 x 7.50 mm
color: Medium to Deep Purple
cut: single cut
weight: 10=0.18 cts
measurements: 1.8 to 1.2 mm
Dimensions: 11/16" x 13/16"
Size: 7.75 - inquire about sizing options
Metal: 10% iridium and Platinum
Markings: 10% IRID PLAT
Condition: 8 (some light abrasions on the amethyst, mounting in excellent condition)
Carved Intaglio Edwardian Amethyst Platinum and Diamond 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.