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Jewelry Glossary with Photos: L

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LAMPWORK:  Hand-blown glass beads and jewelry


LAPIDARY:  Craftsperson who cuts, shapes, and polishes stones

LAPIS LAZULI:  Blue stone made of a composition of minerals


LARIAT: Necklace with two open ends that hang down in the front and can be looped into a knot or secured by a slide


LAVA:  Volcanic rock

LAVALIER:  Pendant with dangling segment or stone


LEVER BACK:  Hinged, locking earring back

LOBSTER CLAW:  Hinged, hooking clasp

LOCKET:  Pendant or charm which opens revealing a cavity for hair or photos



LORGNETTE:  Folding opera glasses with a long handle


LOUPE:  Jeweler's small magnifier; held up to the eye

LOVE TOKEN:  Coin that is cleared of minted marks then engraved with initials or pictorials. Click here to see my blog post about Love Tokens


LUCITE:  Clear plastic; trademarked by Dupont in the 1930's


LUSTER:  The quality and quantity of light reflected from a stone's surface


The Jewelry Glossary is a work in progress: As I add more posts, you can access them here:

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