From renowned and award winning San Francisco jewelry designer C. Thomas Hunt, this is a pair of estate 18k yellow gold earrings set with emeralds and diamonds. He chooses the highest quality gems and made these for his wife's collection. This local San Francisco jeweler has been around for over 30 years working one on one with his clients. He is the go to jeweler for all the very high end jewelers in San Francisco, like Tiffany's and Cartier among others.
Emeralds: Natural Colombian Emerald
Weight: 2 = 0.40 cts estimated weight
Measurements: 3.3 mm
Color: medium to bright green
Clarity: inclusions noticeable under 10 power magnification
Cut: asscher cut
Weight: 24 = 0.50 cts estimated weight
Measurements: 8 @ 2mm / 16 @ 1.5 mm
Cut: round brilliant cut
Dimensions: 8.5 x 8.5 x 3.4 mm
Metal: 18k Yellow Gold
Markings: 750 18K CTH
Weight: 2.9 grams
Condition: 9 (like new, excellent)
Emerald and Diamond 18k Yellow Gold Earrings - Signed C. Thomas Hunt
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.