This Victorian ring is large and bold. This hand cut onyx is faceted like a gemstone and and set with pearls and gold in the center.
This was converted from a brooch and had an antique miligrain band attached to the back of the onyx with recycled gold used to make the shoulders.
Type: 9 Natural Seed Pearls
Color: Grayish Yellowish White
Measurements: 1.7-1.8 mm
Measurements: 37.1 x 27.5 x 5.2 mm
Cut: Oval Faceted
Dimensions: 1 1/2" x 1"
Metal: 14k yellow gold
Markings: 14k inside band and back of onyx (doesn't show because band was soldered in the spot it was marked)
Condition Rating: 8 (very good condition, all pieces have been made with recycled gold)
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Large Victorian Onyx Ring / 14k Yellow Gold with Pearls
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.