Here is a Victorian repousse diamond Lovers knot pendant converted from a brooch. It is a beautiful knot with a prong set diamond in the center. The pin stem was used to make the bail of the pendant.
Cut: Old Mine Cut
Weight: 1 = 0.05 cts
Measurements: 2.2 x 2.3 mm
Dimensions: 24 mm diameter
Metal: 15k yellow gold tested
Condition Rating: 8 (some patina and oxidation is noticeable )
Victorian 15k Gold Repousse Large Lovers Knot Diamond Pendant
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.