Here is an awesome Húbo Owl Ring from the 1960's. The eyes are set with black sapphires and the brow is pavé set round diamonds in white gold. The ring is textured giving the appearance of feathers. This owl's beak is super cute.
This ring was loved and worn as a pinky ring, which is why it is a small finger size. The first full sizing up or down is included in your purchase price.
Weight: 2 = 0.12 cts estimated tw
Measurements: 2 at 3 mm
Cut: Round Cabochon
Weight: 5 = 0.064 cts estimated tw
Measurements: 1.4 mm
Cut: Single Cut
Dimensions: 20.8 - 3.5 mm wide / 7 mm high off finger
Metal: 14k yellow & white gold
Weight: 4.1 grams
Condition Rating: 8 (very good condition, some surface abrasions on the sapphires, stones have been checked, ring has been cleaned but not polished)
Mid Century Diamond and Sapphire Owl Ring in 14k Gold
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.