This Victorian pendant has function and style. It is a gold filled cutter that still works. It has an engraved monogram on one side and an old mine cut diamond bezel set on the other. It is much more appealing as a fashion pendant than its politically incorrect function. I am sure you can be creative and find other things to cut with it. It will look great on a long chain layered with other chains.
Art Nouveau conversion necklace; gold filled swallow with blue glass on gold filled chain ""on 16.5" gold filled chain
Measurements: 3 mm
Dimensions: 1" long x 1" wide
Metal: gold filled on gold filled chain 16.75"
Markings: PR.ST.CO 1/20 12-KC
Condition Rating: 7 (has patina, pin findings were removed, chain is new and recently added)
Thanks for looking!!!
Victorian Swallow Necklace with Blue Glass on Gold Filled on 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.