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Jewelry Glossary with Photos: I

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ID BRACELET:  Chain bracelet with panel large enough for engraved name

IMITATION GEMSTONE: Substitute for gems; usually made of glass


INLAY:  Stones or glass embedded in such a way that the surface is level


INTAGLIO:  Method of decoration in which the design is cut into the reverse of the surface


IRIDESCENCE:  Reflection of light bouncing off internal features of a gemstone


INVISIBLE SETTING:  Technique developed in France in which stones are set closely together in grooves giving the appearance of no setting at all

Photos courtesy of The Dealhuntress, a shop on Ruby Lane

ITALIAN HORN:  Good luck symbol in the shape of a horn; also called cornuto, corno, or cornicello


IVORY:  Natural material from elephant and walrus tusks; whiter than bone; with cross-hatched grain lines


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