This is a heavy duty Late Retro unisex ring, Men's pinky ring or woman's big and bold ring. A beautiful deep red Rhodolite Garnet sits in the platinum and 18k yellow gold ring.
Appraisal Value $2,800
Sale ends December 31, 2016
Gemstone: Rhodolite Garnet
Cut: Oval Faceted
Weight: 2.09 ct exact
Color: Natural, Deep Red
Clarity: VS (Eye Clean)
Measurements: 8.16 x 7.76 x 3.97 mm
Width: 13.6 to 4.7 mm, height 5.2 mm (1/2" wide)
Metal: 18k yellow gold and platinum (tested)
Markings: 18k (worn off)
Finger Size: 6 3/4 (can be sized)
Weight: 9.6 grams
Condition Rating: 8 (no wear on stone, original stone in this mounting was a diamond and was removed and set with this stone, mounting has had a light polish)
Thanks for looking!!!
Men's Retro Ring in Platinum & 18k Yellow Gold Rhodolite Garnet 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.