Here is an incredible Victorian Diamond and Pearl ring. This piece really makes a statement as the hand cut diamonds capture and reflect the light perfectly. The shoulders, set with rose cut diamonds, elegantly curve to an asymmetrical frame that borders each side of the navette style centerpiece. The center has 3 larger old mine cut diamonds alternating with 2, possibly natural, pearls.
I was tempted to add this to my collection but just don't have enough fingers to justify that.
Pearl - Shows characteristics of natural pearls
Shape: button shaped
Measurements: 2 @ 4.2 mm pearls
Cut: Rose Cuts
Weight: 18=0.36 cts
Clarity: SI1-SI2 (1 diamond is chipped)
Measurements: 1.2 - 2.2 mm
Cut: Old Mine Cuts
Weight: 3=0.45 cts tw
Measurements: 3.3-3.5 mm
Dimensions: 22 - 1.7 mm wide / 5.5 mm high off the finger
Metal: 18k yellow gold
Finger Size: 6.75 (inquire about sizing)
Weight: 4.2 grams
Condition Rating: 7 (stones look original to mounting, 4 prongs have been re-tipped, one rose cut is chipped)
Victorian Diamond and Pearl Ring / 18k Yellow Gold Victorian Ring 0.81 cts Rose
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.