Inlay – Jewelry Definition

inlay-of-opal-jewelry-definitionAn Inlay is a decorative technique in which a custom cut stone gem like lapis lazuli is glue set into a corresponding unfilled area with the same dimensions so that the “inlaid” material is level with the surface of the piece.

Common stones and organic substances used in inlay are lapis lazuli, malachite, opals, and mother of pearl.

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