I purchased this band as a vintage cigar band. I adore wide gold cigar bands and tend to gravitate towards them. This gold band has a pierced design with black oxidation in the recessed areas giving it an antique look.
After further examination, it appears to be in new condition, so it may have been old inventory in a store that closed down. The ring is manufactured by a company called Keepsake. It has a nice substance to the band and feels good. Wide rings tend to fit snugger than a solitaire style ring. This ring sizes as a 5.5 but fits like a 5.25 so please take this into consideration as sizing options are not available due to potential affect of the pattern.
Width: 8 mm wide x 1.2 mm thick
Metal: 14k yellow gold
Finger size: Leading edge 5.5 (fits like a size 5.25)
Weight: 5.3 grams
Rating: 9 (appears to never have been worn)
Wide Gold Band 14k Band by Keepsake 8 mm wide Finger Size 5 1/4
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.
Items are shipped USPS Insured Mail unless otherwise requested.