Here is an unusual, domed and large in size Victorian Turquoise cocktail ring. This ring is hand forged from a sheet of 18k gold. The dome is of hollow construction with 50 round turquoise set in it.
The ring is marked 720 which indicates it is of European Origin and made of 18k gold.
Cut: round cabochon
Measurements: 50 @ 1.8-2.6 mm
Dimensions: 13.6 x 17.5 mm / 2.5 mm wide x 0.25 mm thick shank / 6.5 mm high off the finger
Finger Size: 6.75
Metal: 18k yellow gold
Weight: 4.9 grams
Condition Rating: 7 (2 turquoise were previously replaced with chrysoprase, shank is thin and not completely round, ring has possibly had a full reshank)
Victorian Turquoise Domed Ring 18k 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.