Gorgeous Victorian 18ct drop earrings
Crafted in 18ct gold they are centered with a beautiful bright red synthetic ruby
The petals are decorated with intricately patterned gold with a filigré surround
They have 18 carat gold hinged hooks that clip for security
These charming earrings look stunning when worn
- They are 2.1cm (7/8″) drop from top of shepherds hook
- Each earrings marked 18ct gold
- They date to the late Victorian period
- With hooks for pieced ears
- Total weighs 5 grams
- These earrings are in excellent condition
- They come in the presentation box illustrated
- Our ref: 2322
Caring For Your Sapphire, Ruby, and Diamond Jewellery
These fabulous stones are very hard and durable. So, to make sure your jewellery and stones are always in the best condition, it is important to know exactly how they should be cleaned and stored.
Sapphires rubies and diamonds are not prone to chipping, cracking or breaking, because of the their, please take care that they do not scratch softer gemstones in your jewellery box. This also holds true for ruby sapphire and diamond jewellery, as diamonds are the only other precious gemstone that could scratch a sapphire.
The best way to clean your ruby, diamond, and sapphire jewellery is with warm soapy water and a soft brush, avoiding soaking the stone. Always avoid harsh detergents, and never clean your jewellery with solvents such as alcohol, acetone or paint thinner.
Protect your Victorian 18ct drop earrings with the following steps:
- Store it well – When you’re not wearing it, keep your ring in a safe place, such as its own section in a jewellery box.
- Take it off – Remove rings before getting your hands dirty, such as when cooking, gardening or washing dishes.
- Maintain it – Take it to your jeweller for maintenance about once a year, or sooner if you notice any signs of the stone being loose.
- Avoid harsh chemicals – Whilst sapphires, rubies and diamonds are resilient against most liquids, even the hardest gemstone could have inclusions, cracks or quirks not visible to the naked eye. These features might, in turn, make them more susceptible to damage from harmful substances. To keep your ring gleaming, avoid any contact with acids, harsh chemicals and solutions.
- Keep it out of the heat – Sapphires diamonds and rubies stand up well to heat and light, but prolonged exposure can still damage both the stone and your ring band. Avoid setting your ring down where it may come into contact with high heat or steam.
- Apply your products first – If you use fragrances, skin care and hair care products, apply them and wash your hands before putting on any fine jewellery. Some of these products contain alcohol and other ingredients which will not only dirty your stones, but also diminish its long-term brilliance.