Here is a phenomenal Victorian 14k gold slide chain that has been made into two necklaces. The link is a a beautifully ornate, heavy, textured rolo link. It has a nice loose feel to the links that give it extreme comfort in wearing the chain.
Sold individually, these chains are in incredible condition and can be purchased together to make into one or attach to each other for a longer layered length.
Dimensions: 5.1 x 5 mm thick
Length: 30" with swivel clasp / 31" with spring ring clasp
Markings: 14K on clasps
Metal: 14k yellow gold
Weight: 34 / 34.5 grams
Condition: 8 (made into the 2 chains, can be sold together to make into one again)
Victorian Necklace 14k Gold Victorian Heavy Slide Chain 5.1 mm Wide 30" and 31"
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.