Stackable or on its own this hand fabricated, antique five stone diamond and sapphire belcher ring is ready to wear. The diamonds are prong set and sapphires are prong set set in an 18k yellow gold band.
Weight: 2 = 0.02 cts cts estimated weight
Measurements: 1.5 mm
Cut: rose cuts
Weight: 3 = 0.22 cts estimated weight
Measurements: 2.6-3.2 mm
Color: deep blue
Clarity: eye clean with surface abrasions
Cut: old european cuts
Dimensions: 6.2-2.5 mm wide / 3.45 mm high off finger
Finger Size: 6.75
Metal: 18k yellow gold
Markings: Makers Mark W.J.H and hallmarked 18k Birmingham 1899
Weight: 2.4 grams
Condition Rating: 6 (one diamond is chipped, side sapphire has chips on girdle, prongs have recently been retipped on sapphires)
Victorian Sapphire and Diamond Band 18k Yellow Gold / Diamond & Sapphire Belcher
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.