These amazing hoops are 200 years old, from the Georgian period. These earrings are completely hand made, any collector would appreciate the simplicity of them.
The stones are crimped in a closed back silver setting with a 14k yellow gold hinged ear wire. The stones graduate in size for significant sized hoops. The ear wire is constructed to be threaded from the back of the ear the front and than secured by a small loop in the front.
The condition of these hoops exceed their age. They are super lightweight and comfortable.
Cut: Old Mine Cuts
Measurements: 14 @ 4.8-3.2 mm
Clarity: inclusions visible under 10 power magnification
Dimensions: 25.5 x 21.5 x 5 mm (1" long)
Metal: sterling silver and 14k yellow gold
Condition Rating: 6 (the ear wires were hand made very thin, some dents are noticeable on the underside of the hoops with a crack in the silver under one stone in each earring, difficult to repair because it will damage the stone, some abrasion and wear on a few stones)
Georgian Half Hoops Citrine Earrings in Silver and 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.