Matching Victorian crescent moon, flower and ruby earrings converted from Victorian Honeymoon Brooches. It took 2 years to match these and they are almost identical. The difference is that one flower has the petals curving downward and one is curving upward. The brooch findings were removed and 14kk gold ear wires were attached with a 14k gold chain that has be upcycled. They are truly a rare find and match.
What a lovely gift for a bride to be.
Gemstones: Natural Rubies
Shape: round faceted
Measurements: 2 @ 2 mm
Weight: 2 = 0.10 cts
Color: pinkish red
Clarity: eye clean
Dimensions: 41 x 20.7 mm
Metal: 9k yellow gold and 14k yellow gold
Markings: 14K on ear wires
Weight: 3.9 grams
Condition Rating: 8 (ear wires were recently added, stones were tightened and one was replaced, gold has been polished)
Thanks for looking!!!
Victorian Crescent Moon & Flower Ruby Drop Earrings in 9k Gold
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.