This diamond drop necklace has been assembled with re-purposed estate and antique pieces. All the pieces that have been used to reconfigure this elegant piece has been made up of vintage diamonds and gold that are at least 60 years old, the chain is at least 100 years old. This piece drapes like a bib style necklace looking as well as feeling fabulous. The round cut diamonds are prong and pavé set with a total weight of approximately 1.60 cts of diamonds.
Weight: 31=1.60 cts estimated total weight
Measurements: 2.5 - 2 mm
Color: I Color
Cut: Transitional Round Cuts
Dimensions: 2" longest drop x 1.25" shortest drop
Metal: 18k gold tested
Weight: 13.2 gram
Condition: 8 (components are antique & estate & recently assembled to make this necklace)
Victorian Style Diamond Drop Bib Necklace in 18k Gold set with 1.60 carats
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.