Here is a beautiful antique platinum and pearl chain. It is fairly long and can be worn as is OR you can shorten it and make a pair of drop earring and a bracelet for your wedding day. It seems to have been a necklace originally and this is how I received it. I am hesitant to shorten it because I want the buyer to customize it to what they want.
Pearls: Natural Pearls
Size: 3-3.5 mm
Color: creamy white
Shape: off round
Width: Links are 10 @ 2.2 x 1 mm
Length: 8.25" (to shorten it by 2 links it will make it a 6.5" length, to shorten it by 1 link it would be a 7.25" length)
Clasp: Spring ring
Weight: 2.5 grams
Condition Rating: 8 (Links are in great condition)
Edwardian Platinum Pearl Bracelet Handmade Bridal Bridal Bracelet
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.