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 Home  Jewelry Education: Jewelry Terms   

  Here are some of the jewelry related terms used in our site, defined for your convenience.

Appraisals
An Appraisal is used to determine the real value of an item. It usually includes a brief description and an image of the item, the weight of the metal, name of Gemstones (if any), its shape and carat weight. Most importantly, it includes the price of how much the item was appraised for.
Baguette
A term used for Gemstones that has a rectangular shape. Edges may be curved.
Bezel
A type of setting where the stones are held securely in place by tightly wrapping a metal around the stone.
Briolette
Any gemstone that has a teardrop shape and having small triangular cuts.
Diamond
Diamonds are probably the hardest known natural material in the world. They are valued in terms of their: cut, color, clarity and carat size.
Drop Earring
A type of Earring that dangles just below the earlobe.
Figaro Chain
A type of chain that has circular and oval links.
Filigree
A complicated style usually for Jewelries made with twisted threads of Gold and Silver
French clip
Consisting of a spring clip, this type can be used in replace of pierced earrings.
Gemstone
A crystalline rock that can be cut and polished and be used for jewelries.
Huggie
A popular style of Earrings where the setting fits close to the earlobe.
Jewelry
A personal ornament made from precious metals, such as gold, silver and platinum. Jewelries are commonly used as body adornments.
Karat
A term used to measure the purity of gold and platinum alloys. “Carat” is commonly used to measure the mass of gemstones.
Marquise
A type of cut, shaped like a diamond.
Prong set
A thin metal piece on a jewelry setting that usually holds the Gemstone in place.
Stud
A type of earring that has no dangling parts and is commonly worn for pierced ears.
Tennis Bracelet
A type of bracelet that has a flexible chain.



  Sources:

  www.wikipedia.com
  wordnet.princeton.edu

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