Here is an incredible Victorian bib necklace. This piece looks more beautiful worn as it elongates the neck area giving it an elegant appearance.
The beads are made by 2 halves that meet and are soldered together on one side. They are attached by jump rings to the book chain.
Dimensions: book chain 8.8 mm wide x 16.25" long / beads 11 x 7 mm
Metal: gold plated
Condition: 8 (minimal oxidation and wear)
Victorian Gothic Revival Bib Necklace Filigree Necklace Victorian Book Chain
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.