Archive for the ‘Definition’ Category

16

Mar.

Tapered Band – Jewelry Definition

By Calla Gold

Tapered bands or tapered shanks, narrow slightly toward the bottom of the shank. This is more comfortable than having the same wide width go all the way under your hand.          

13

Jan.

Wedding Band – Jewelry Definition

By Calla Gold

A wedding band —also known as a wedding ring— is a ring worn on the left hand ring finger and signify that the wearer is married. A band style ring is the same width all the way around. They can be worn … Continue reading

6

Jan.

Wax Model – Jewelry Definition

By Calla Gold

Before a ring is cast in precious metal, a wax model of it is carved. Wax models are carved by hand or by a computer-assisted 3D model making machine.      

30

Dec.

Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner – Jewelry Definition

By Calla Gold

An ultrasonic jewelry cleaner does exactly what its name suggests, it cleans jewelry! Jewelry is cleaned by vibrating items at a high frequency while immersed in a cleaning solution.  The high vibration dislodges dirt and grime from the jewelry.

23

Dec.

Triangular Shank – Jewelry Definition

By Calla Gold

A triangular shank is a shank that is triangular in shape.  The purpose is to help keep a ring from spinning on the finger.

16

Dec.

Tiffany Head – Jewelry Definition

By Calla Gold

The Tiffany head was designed by Louis Tiffany (yes, that Tiffany).  At the time Tiffany developed the Tiffany head, other jewelers were surrounding diamonds with more metal to hold the gem in place. Often, the diamond became overwhelmed by the … Continue reading

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