This incredible piece is delicately handmade. It exudes tastefulness and grace. This Edwardian brooch is pavé set with beautifully matched hand cut Old European Cut diamonds that taper delicately in the curves of the piece. The top is platinum backed by gold.
This would look outstanding as a barrette for that special bride.
Weight: 68 = 1.40 cts estimated total weight
Cut: Old European Cuts
Measurements: 2 - 1.2 mm
Measurements: 3.6 mm
Dimensions: 48.4 mm long x 15 mm wide
Metal: 18k Yellow Gold & Platinum
Markings: hand inscribed 9745
Condition Rating: 8 (looks original with all stones in tact)
Weight: 5.5 grams
Incredible Edwardian Diamond and Pearl Brooch in Platinum and 18k 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.