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Glossary of Common Jewelry Terms

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4 C's

A universal grading system developed by GIA (Gemological Institute of America) to evaluate the quality of a diamond. The 4 C's are Carat, Color, Clarity, and Cut.

 

Alloy

A mixture of two or more metals to create more desirable characteristics and/or added strength

 

Baroque

An irregular-shaped stone or pearl. Also an art style characterized by ornate detail.

 

Base Metal

A term informally referring to non-precious metals (such as copper, zinc, tin, nickel, lead or iron), which are commonly used in costume jewelry. 

 

Brilliance

Pertaining to diamonds, this term has two components: brightness and contrast. Brightness refers to the amount of light returned from the diamond's surroundings and back to the observer. To be brilliant, a diamond also needs contrast, intensity of the white light from the crown of a polished diamond or other gemstone.

 

Cabochon

A polished, convex-cut, unfaceted gemstone. Typically has a flat back.

 

CAD/CAM

Computer-aided design and manufacturing. 

 

Cameo

A design cut in relief, usually into a hard gemstone or shell.

 

Carat

A unit of weight for precious and semi-precious gemstones, equal to 200 milligrams.

 

Comfort-Fit

Describes the convex interior of a ring.

 

Contemporary

Designs that are up-to-date with current trends in the industry with a modern flair.

 

CZ

Short for Cubic Zirconia, a man-made gemstone created to simulate a diamond. Approximately 64% heavier than a diamond. 

 

Dispersion

The power of a diamond when breaking up its light into its constituent colors.

 

DWT

Abbreviation for pennyweight. There are 20 pennyweights in an ounce (Troy).

 

Enamel

An opaque or semi-transparent glass or substance applied to a metal surface for protection or ornamental purposes.

 

Facet

The flat, polished surface of a gemstone that affects a gemstone's brilliance and sparkle.

 

Filigree

Lace-like ornamental work formed from thin wires of intricately-arranged intertwined precious metal. May be plain, twisted, or plaited.