You can wear this unique textured gold bracelet alone or stacked with other charm style bracelets. It has a rich yet simple look. The length can be adjust but presently accommodates a larger wrist size and measures at 8".
This bracelet appears to have been a necklace that has been shortened and has had a jump ring soldered at each end and a lobster clasp attached.
Metal: 18k yellow gold
Markings: DEP 750 74 VR on chain 750 on lobster clasp
Weight: 8.4 grams
Width: 5.3 mm wide
Period: 1980 or earlier
Condition Rating: 7 (there is noticeable solder by the jump ring, lobster clasp was recently added)
Textured 18k Gold Bracelet - 5 mm Links - 18k Yellow Gold 8 " Bracelet
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.