This fleur de lis stud is a single conversion stud that was repurposed from a Victorian stickpin.
In France the Fleur de Lis is the Lily Flower but this symbol has been used in many countries and cultures. The florentine version also has great provenance but differs in look slightly. Fleurs-de-lis also feature prominently in the Crown Jewels of England and Scotland. In English heraldry, they can be the cadency mark of the sixth son. The symbol is used on flags the world over.
This is great for a 2nd hole stud or just wearing mismatched earrings.
Please look at my other victorian single stud collections.
Dimensions: 11.7 x 8.7 mm
Metal: 14k yellow gold post and back
Markings: 14K on friction back and back of fleur de lis with makers mark
Weight: 0.6 grams
Condition Rating: 9 (in great condition, removed pin stem and added 14k yellow gold post and friction backs)
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Single Stud Victorian Fleur De Lis / Lys Flower Lily Earring Stud in 14k Yellow
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.