This vintage turquoise ring is a wonderful gift. Dating from the 1960's, this was a stacking ring and was paired with a pearl ring that has since sold. It is a simple solitaire, sweet and delicate.
Color: spotted teal blue
Shape: 1/2 drilled bead
Measurements: 6.2 mm
Dimensions: 6.2 - 1.2 mm wide / 7 mm high off the finger
Metal: 14k yellow gold
Finger Size: 5.5 (inquire about sizing)
Weight: 1.3 grams
Condition Rating: 8 (some wear on gold with light surface abrasions)
Mid Century 14k Gold Turquoise 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.