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Bail: Jewelry Definition

A bail is the top loop on a pendant that the chain slides through. Bails come in many different shapes, sizes and designs. Changing the bail on a pendant can make a big difference, both for aesthetic reasons, allowing it to fit on your favorite chain and for strength. Interesting Fact:  Bails are often mass…

Alloy: Jewelry Definition

    Alloy or alloys, in jewelry making, are created when two or more metals are combined to form a new type of metal with different characteristics. The new metal may be harder,  have a different color, or be different in some other way.   Example: 14 karat gold is an alloy made of 58%…

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