Sweet and simple pearl solitaire ring. This looks like the perfect Sweet 16 gift or commitment ring. Even though this design is timeless and difficult to date, I purchased it from an estate and the original owner received it as a young woman in the 1960's by her parents, so I was able to confirm the date of this ring.
Pearl: Akoya Pearl
measurements: 6.3 mm
color: pinkish white
Dimensions: 6.3 - 1.3 mm wide / 7.1 mm high off finger
Size: 5.25 (inquire about sizing)
Metal: 14k yellow gold
Weight: 1.2 grams
Condition: 8 (ring has been checked and pearl is secure, light hand polish)
14k Gold Pearl Ring Vintage Circa 1960
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.