This is a stunning signet style unisex ring. It is very simple with a pinkish red star ruby. The ring has a high polish and can be sized.
Gemstone: Natural Ruby
Cut: Round Cabochon
Color: Pinkish Red
Clarity: Eye Visible Inclusions
Measurements: 8.5 x 8.5 x 4.63 mm
Estimated Weight: 1=3.54 cts
Width: 12.2-4.8 mm wide / 5.5 mm high off finger
Metal: 14k yellow
Weight: 9.4 grams
Finger Size: 9.5 (can be sized)
Circa: 1960's or earlier
Condition Rating: 8 (the ring shows a previous sizing seam)
Star Ruby Ring Signet Style Estate Ring with Natural Cabochon Ruby
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.