Retro Era was the Hollywood era for the bold and beautiful. This 18k Gold Retro Bracelet has a gorgeous diamond clasp that buckles closed. The diamonds vary from single cuts to old european cut diamonds pavé and prong set weighing a total of 18 = 0.68 cts.
This is a perfect heirloom to pass on down the line as it would fit any wrist size. It is adjustable to 3 different lengths; 7.25" / 6.75" / 6.25" lengths.
For a heavy, solid gold bracelet, this feels fantastic on by how the links flex around the wrist reinforced with the two safety catches. .
cut: single cuts
weight: 9 = 0.14 cts
measurements: 1.5 mm
cut: old european cuts
weight: 7 = 0.40 cts
measurements: 2.3-2.5 mm
cut: transitional round cuts
weight: 2 = 0.14 cts
measurements: 2.6-2.7 mm
Dimensions: 19.6 mm wide x 2 mm thick
Metal: tested 18k gold
Weight: 75.5 grams
Condition Rating: 8 (shows wear from age with light surface scratches, 1 single cut diamond is chipped)
Retro Diamond Buckle Bracelet circa 1940 in 18k 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.