This is a stunning signet style unisex ring. It is very simple with a bright blue synthetic (man made) Sapphire. The ring has a high polish finish and it can be sized.
Gemstone: Synthetic Sapphire (has all the properties of a natural Sapphire but it is man made)
Cut: Oval Cabochon
Color: Deep Royal Blue
Clarity: Eye Clean
Measurements: 11.6 x 9.6 x 4.19 mm
Width: 14.1 to 4.5 mm, height 6.8 mm
Metal: 14k white gold
Weight: 10.8 grams
Finger Size: 4.75 (can be sized)
Circa: 1970's or later
Condition Rating: 8 (the ring has been refinished with a high polish finish)
Signet Ring 14k White Gold with Synthetic Star Sapphire
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.