Thank you both for your answers. I agree i love the rose gold color and will not do anything to it.
I did a bit of google research on Yakov Lyapunov and am seeing information saying that he was "An Extremely Important Imperial Russian Assayer In Saint Petersburg Who Assayed Many of Faberges Important Works".
I love the ring for sentimental reasons above all else, so in some ways it's value is relatively meaningless to me. That being said, I am curious how the same person (Yakov) would "assay" priceless faberge jewelry and at the same time a relatively small simple ring such as this one. Would Yakov have "assayed" each item himself, or was he just the head of an office that assayed all jewelry made in St. Petersburg. I assume the fact that he assayed it does not have any relationship to its quality?(admin edit - see Posting Requirements )
I always assumed my great grandfather was relatively poor seeing as how he immigrated to the United States to work in the Pennsylvania coal mines. So i am just curious.