This fantastic Victorian Fly pendant was converted from a stickpin. The Victorian era was full of animal and nature symbolism. The fly symbolizes abundance, prosperity and persistence during challenging times.
This is a 14k yellow gold fly with hand engraved textured wings and vibrant enamel. The wings are a teal with black, the body is red and yellow and the eyes are black with white. The chain is sold separately.
Measurements: 20.8 x 13.6 mm including bail
Metal: 14k yellow gold
Markings: 14K under wing
Weight: 2 grams
Condition Rating: 8 (bail has been recently added, pin finding has been removed)
Victorian Fly Pendant 14k Yellow Gold with Vibrant Enamel
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.