Here is an incredibly old and unique French Georgian ring. This rare ring resembles a pair of pears or a double heart ring with an engraved band that originally had white enamel that has worn off through the centuries. The ring has the original French eagle head hallmark and makers mark.
Dimensions: 7.3 - 1.3 mm wide
Metal: 18k yellow gold
Markings: French Eagle Head hallmark and signed ZARD
Size: 4.25 (possible to size, may affect hallmark)
Weight: 1.5 grams
Condition: 6 (shows previous sizing, shows traces of white enamel)
French Georgian Ring with Double Pear Georgian Double Heart Ring
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.