This statement ring is an incredible Art Deco onyx ring. The under gallery has a slight curve to form fit to the shape of your finger. The onyx is simply prong set. The stone is original to this mounting. It is unusual as the top has a beveled edge and the under belly has a rounded groove to it. Most onyx stones are not cut this meticulously.
Gemstone: Round Black Onyx custom cut to fit ring
Measurements: 24 x 24 x 4 mm
Weight: 10+ carats estimated weight
Width: 2.3-2.1 mm wide shank / 7.5 mm high off finger
Metal: 10k yellow gold
Finger Size: 8
Weight: 9.6 grams
Condition Rating: 7 (the mounting shows some patina, the stone has small nicks on the underside by one prong and the girdle, very light surface scratches)
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Fabulous Art Deco Large Onyx Ring in 10k 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.