This is a 14k yellow gold bead necklace. The gold beads are strung on a 14k gold light cable link chain with a tube clasp.
Metal: 14k yellow gold
Markings: 14K on tongue of clasp
Weight: 3.3 grams
Width: 3.8 mm beads (118 hollow construction)
Clasp: tube clasp with safety "8" catch
Period: circa 1980 or earlier
Condition: 7 (25 out of the 118 beads are dented)
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Vintage Gold Necklace / 14k Gold Bead Necklace with 3.8 mm Beads 16.75 " Length
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.