Here is a classic Victorian style ring. This ring is in 14k yellow gold with a Persian turquoise as the focal point. The Turquoise is framed by a halo of old cut diamonds. The mounting shows age and is assembled as it should of been for a 100 year old ring but the diamonds are a more modern round cut, so they are newer than the mounting shows. The center stone was recently replaced with the Persian Turquoise.
This can be worn as an unusual engagement ring or promise ring.
Shape: oval cabochon
Measurements: 7 x 5 mm
Shape: round faceted
Measurements: 4 @ 2.5 mm
Weight: 4 = 0.25 cts
Dimensions: 14 x 11.9 mm / 3 - 1.8 mm wide / 3.9 mm high off finger
Metal: 14k Yellow Gold
Weight: 3.2 grams
Condition: 8 (excellent condition, ring has been cleaned and polished, center stone was recently set)
Thanks for looking!!!
Victorian Turquoise and Diamond Ring in 14k Yellow Gold
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.