This Georgian stickpin came my way and I was excited to give it a facelift. Here it is, now a three stone diamond ring using all its original parts. The diamonds were beautifully handcut and have show off their personality. The stickpin was a twisted gold pin that is now the band. The diamonds are set in silver with a gold back and band. This can be stacked with a straight band to pair it off.
Cut: Old European Cuts
Weight: 3 = 0.19 cts
Measurements: 2.8 - 2.2 mm
Dimensions: 4 -1.5 mm wide / 3.4 mm high off finger
Metal: Platinum & 14k yellow gold as the pin that will be removed once converted
Markings: not marked but tested
Size: 5.25 (inquire about sizing)
Weight: 1.3 grams
Condition Rating: 8 (converted to a ring using its original parts, stones have been secured & light polish)
Victorian Three Stone Diamond Ring with Pearls / 3 = 0.45 cts
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.