Here is a beautiful pair of Victorian crescent moon and stars dangle earrings. I seldom find matched pairs and this is one of those rare times. They are on hand fabricated 14k yellow gold ear wires that has a secure catch. They are a short dangle and are mirror image moons.
During the Victorian era the crescent moon represented spirituality and femininity.
Pearls: Half Seed Pearls
Measurements: 16 @ 2.5 - 1.3 mm
Dimensions: 21 mm long x 10.2 mm wide
Metal: 14k yellow gold
Weight: 1.7 grams
Condition Rating: 8 (nacre shows some wear on 2 pearls)
Thanks for looking!!!
Pair of Victorian Crescent Moon & Star Pearl Drop Earring 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.