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Sep 30

A slide is style of pendant in which a chain or necklace slips through an open element on the back of the piece without the use of a visible bail.

May 6

A pancaked prong is a slang term for a prong that’s thin and worn down flat. Worn prongs often look flattened out, or what I like to call, “pancaked.” The nice original rounded form of the prong has been worn away and what is left is a weakened, flat substitute. Pancaked prongs should definitely be […]

Apr 22

Oxidation with regards to jewelry refers to the application of a black finish, to one degree or another, by immersing the jewelry in an oxidizing solution such as potassium sulphide.

Dec 17

A hinging ring shank hinges open at the bottom so that it can easily slip over the knuckle. Theses types of shanks are especially helpful for those whose knuckles are considerably larger than the base of the finger where their ring resides.

Dec 10

With a hidden bail design element, either the bail is affixed behind the body of the pendant—rendering it out of sight—instead of being attached to the top, or the chain is going through the designed piece invisibly. Either way the pendant appears to float on the chain, adding modernity and mystery to the piece.   […]

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