FUN, FUN, FUN! Here is a beautifully handmade vintage ring set with a large lemon quartz. It is simply set in four chevron prongs with a filigree gallery. The under gallery is a delicate swirl design giving it a lacey feel.
This is a great alternative engagement ring for the non-conventional lady.
Gemstone: Lemon Quartz
Cut: Emerald Cut
Weight: 1 = 14.59 cts exact
Color: Greenish Yellow
Clarity: Eye Clean
Measurements: 19.56 x 11.07 x 8.34 mm
Dimensions: 20 - 3 mm wide / 9.7 mm high off finger
Metal: 14k yellow gold
Markings: K14 none
Circa: 1950 or earlier
Weight: 5.5 grams
Condition: 8 (stone was removed and repolished)
Large Emerald Cut Lemon Quartz Citrine Ring in 14k Yellow Gold Mounting
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.