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WEC: Thoughts about Jewelry — Glossary

Jewelry Glossary with Photos: A-Z

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Jewelry Glossary with Photos: A-Z

JEWELRY GLOSSARY WITH PHOTOS A-Z World of Eccentricity & Charm has developed a glossary of common jewelry terms. It's a guide for both new and experienced collectors. Use it to find the descriptive words you need to describe your antique or vintage jewelry. Just click on any letter to open a glossary page.                           Omissions? Mistakes? Ambiguities? Feel free to send me a message. This is a work in progress and I plan to keep working to improve it. Thanks to all my jewelry friends who have contributed photos and information.  To visit my website WORLD OF ECCENTRICITY & CHARM, click here....

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Jewelry Glossary with Photos: Z

Posted by Laurie Zeiden on

Jewelry Glossary with Photos: Z

                          JEWELRY GLOSSARY -  - The Jewelry Glossary is a work in progress: As I add more posts, you can access them here:                          I hope you enjoyed the photos. To see what's available for sale at my site, visit World of Eccentricity & Charm or click here.

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Jewelry Glossary with Photos: Y

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Jewelry Glossary with Photos: Y

                          JEWELRY GLOSSARY -  - YELLOW GOLD:  Most gold jewelry is produced in yellow tones but as gold is too soft to be used in its pure form, most gold jewelry is mixed with some alloys     The Jewelry Glossary is a work in progress: As I add more posts, you can access them here:                          I hope you enjoyed the photos. To see what's available for sale at my site, visit World of Eccentricity & Charm or click here.

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Jewelry Glossary with Photos: X

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Jewelry Glossary with Photos: X

                          JEWELRY GLOSSARY -  - The Jewelry Glossary is a work in progress: As I add more posts, you can access them here:                          I hope you enjoyed the photos. To see what's available for sale at my site, visit World of Eccentricity & Charm or click here.

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Jewelry Glossary with Photos: W

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Jewelry Glossary with Photos: W

                          JEWELRY GLOSSARY -  - WHITE GOLD:  Produced by combing pure gold with nickel, platinum, or other metal     WORLD OF ECCENTRICITY & CHARM:  My online website where you can search for vintage jewelry, antique jewelry, costume jewelry and collectible jewelry The Jewelry Glossary is a work in progress: As I add more posts, you can access them here:                          I hope you enjoyed the photos. To see what's available for sale at my site, visit World of Eccentricity & Charm or click here.

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Jewelry Glossary with Photos: V

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Jewelry Glossary with Photos: V

                          JEWELRY GLOSSARY -  - VASELINE GLASS: A yellow-green glass that is made by adding a small amount of Uranium Dioxide to the glass; it is verifiable by testing with a UV (ultraviolet) light     VERMEIL:  Gold wash over metal to give the appearance of gold     VICTORIAN:  1837-1901; a period of jewelry making with many styles and themes     VINAIGRETTE:  Decorative pendant, charm, or bauble with pierced openings; it often contains a small piece of cotton or cloth soaked with fragrance        VINTAGE:  Definition varies but usually defined as between 20 and 100 years old     VULCANITE:  Hard, black, vulcanized rubber substance...

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Jewelry Glossary with Photos: U

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Jewelry Glossary with Photos: U

                          JEWELRY GLOSSARY -  - ULTRASONIC CLEANER: Cleaning device which uses high frequency sound waves through a detergent solution; not recommended as it can damage stones. UNDER GALLERY:  The portion of jewelry which is not seen; a great place for personalized engraved messages The Jewelry Glossary is a work in progress: As I add more posts, you can access them here:                          I hope you enjoyed the photos. To see what's available for sale at my site, visit World of Eccentricity & Charm or click here.Hoping to have a subscription option available soon. In the meantime, visit the website weekly to read my blog. You can bookmark...

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Jewelry Glossary with Photos: T

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Jewelry Glossary with Photos: T

                          JEWELRY GLOSSARY -  - TAILLE D'EPARGNE:  Type of enamelwork in which the lines are incised into the metal and then filled with enamel; also called Black Enamel Tracery     TALISMAN:  A charm, pendant, or trinket thought to bring luck and / or protection to the wearer from evil   TARNISH:  Loss of luster due to exposure to air or moisture TAXCO:  Silversmithing center of Mexico        TENNIS BRACELET:   A bracelet containing many small gems linked together in a narrow chain     TOGGLE CLASP: Closure with bar fitting into an open receiving piece     TORSADE:  Multi-strand necklace with strands wrapping around...

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Jewelry Glossary with Photos: S

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Jewelry Glossary with Photos: S

                          JEWELRY GLOSSARY -  - S-CLASP: S-shaped hook that fits into a ring     SASH PIN:  Large pin usually worn to hold a fabric sash in place at the waist. Click here to see my blog on Sash Pins        SAUTOIR:  Long necklace which hangs below the waist SCARAB:  Beetle motif commonly seen in Egyptian Revival jewelry     SCATTER PINS:  Small pins designed to be worn in a group or cluster     SEED PEARLS:  Round pearls measuring less than 2 mm in diameter     SEVIGNE:  Bow motif     SHOULDER DUSTERS: Earrings long enough to graze...

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Jewelry Glossary with Photos: R

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Jewelry Glossary with Photos: R

                          JEWELRY GLOSSARY -  - REPOUSSE:  Decorative element in which the design is hammered into the reverse of the metal     RETRO:  A general term usually meaning 30-50 years old RHINESTONE:  Reflective glass cut and faceted to resemble precious and semi-precious gemstones     RHODIUM:  White precious metal used sometimes as a jewelry coating; gives the appearance of platinum ROCK CRYSTAL: Transparent quartz; often seen as faceted in jewelry     ROLLED GOLD:  Process of laminating gold onto a lesser metal; similar to gold filled ROSE CUT:  Gemstone cut with a flat circular base and facets in two ranges rising up to a point  ROSE GOLD: Sometimes called...

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