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Jewelry Glossary with Photos: H

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HAIRWORK:  Jewelry made with human hair


HALF-HOOP:  A half or partial circle making the hoop incomplete; sometimes called a DEMI-HOOP


HALLMARK:  A stamp or attached marker on jewelry providing information such as maker, designer, metal content, country of origin, and / or date of creation



HAMMERED:  Formed or shaped with a jeweler's hammer often resulting in an uneven finish


HAMSA:  Hand motif, usually flat; often includes an eye design; also called HAND OF FATIMA



HEISHITranslates to shell; pronounced HEE-SHEE; small, stacked beads made of natural materials


HOBO COIN:  Altered coin whereby the central image is altered or completely changed

HOLLOW BACK:  Refers to jewelry with inverted or hollow reverse sides which reduces weight and gives easy access to reach stones


HOOPS:  Round, circular earrings


HORN:  Natural material; animal horns and antlers

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