This statement ring is an onyx and old mine cut diamond ring. The under gallery has a slight curve to form fit to the shape of your finger. The onyx is bezel set with a riveted bezel set with an old mine cut diamond in the center.
Gemstone: Rectangle Flat Onyx
Measurements: 24.5 x 16.5 mm
Gemstone: Natural Diamond
Cut: Old Mine Cut Diamond
Weight: 1 = 0.10 cts estimated weight
Measurements: 3 mm Width: 26 x 17.5 mm / shank 8-2.6 mm wide / 3.8 mm high off the finger
Metal: 14k yellow gold shank and white gold bezel (tested)
Finger Size: 4 (sizes smaller on the mandrel but fits like a 4, can be sized larger)
Circa: 1930 or earlier
Condition Rating: 8 (very light scratches on the onyx, onyx is securely set but the bezel is higher on one end and doesn't sit flat against the onyx) Weight: 5.5 grams
Fabulous Art Deco Extra Large Onyx and Diamond Ring in 14k 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.