Here is a magnificent Georgian amethyst ring in original condition. The ring is decorated with granulation and hand engraving.
This beautifully hand crafted ring shows minimal damage for its age. This ring should not be worn in water as the underside is closed and moisture could get trapped underneath the stones causing discoloration.
Makers mark shows Nathan Bros.
History on the Nathan Bros.
Measurements: 5.7 x 4.3 mm / 4.2 x 3.8 mm / 3.2 mm
Cut: oval & round faceted
Dimensions: 9.2 - 2.8 mm wide / 3.2 mm high off the finger
Metal: 9k pink gold
Markings: Hallmarked Makers Mark 9 375 Birmingham q
Size: 5.5 (will not size due to construction and hallmarks)
Weight: 2.5 grams
Condition: (stones have light surface abrasions, one prong is missing, dent under one round stone, please refer to images)
Fine Georgian Ring Hallmarked 1814 Georgian Amethyst Ring in 9k Pink 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.