Victorian crescent moon and star pearl stud earrings. During the Victorian era the crescent moon symbolized spirituality and femininity. Modern jewelry designers have been embracing the beauty and mystique of the crescent moon and stars.
These were a pair of stickpins found at different times and perfectly matched. The pins were removed and 14k yellow gold posts and friction backs were added. Includes 14k yellow gold friction backs.
Pearls: Half Seed Pearls
Measurements: 12 @ 1.2 - 1.5 mm
Dimensions: 8.5 x 8.1 mm
Metal: 14k yellow gold / 14k yellow gold post and back
Markings: 14K 2091
Condition Rating: 9 (in great condition pins were removed and replaced with posts, looks like one pearl was replaced)
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Pair of Victorian Crescent Moon & Star Pearl Stud Earrings in 14K Yellow 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.