Scientia Salusque Deo, Societas Medica Comitatus Regis - Instituta A.D. 1822 is an organization for doctors that was based in Brooklyn, NY. It would be amazing if this found a long lost relative. This piece was owned by the President of this organization circa 1947. It is of substantial weight in gold and carries a lot of history. What a great gift for a collector & doctor with a wonderful piece of history.
Scientia Salusque Deo, Societas Medica Comitatus Regis = Science and health are to God, the King County Medical Society
NY Times link to an article with A. Koplowitz MD
Measurements: 28.2 x 24.6 x 2.17 mm (18k bail measures 8.2 mm long)
Metal: 14k yellow gold pendant & 18k yellow gold bail
Markings: DIEGEs&CLUST 14K / bail marked 750
Engraving: A. Koplowitz M.D. PRESIDENT 1947
Weight: 10.7 grams
Period: Circa 1947
Condition: 8 (minor surface scratches on back side)
Retro 1947 President of Brooklyn Medical Society 14k Gold Pendant A. Koplowitz
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.