This mid century heat pendant is sure to take your breath away. It has substantial weight to it with a decorative ribbon draped across it and burnished rubies. It is a gift that can be worn all the time. The heart has a textured finish that looks almost sandblasted. This is a hollow heart with very thick walls making it extremely difficult to dent.
Gemstones: Rubies Natural
Weight: 6 = 0.24 cts estimated total weight
Cut: round faceted
Color: bright red
Clarity: eye clean
Measurements: 6 @ 2.2 mm
Measurements: 30 x 22.7 x 13 mm including bail
Metal: 14k yellow gold
Markings: 14K Makers Mark
Weight: 9.1 grams
Condition Rating: 8 (the bail is secure but not soldered closed, cleaned but not polished)
Mid Century 14K Gold Ruby Puffy Heart Pendant
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.