Jewelry, like any subject, has its own terminology. This section contains a glossary of terms you may come across when researching platinum jewelry.
The legendary jeweler to the Tsars, this talented Russian became most famous for his world-renowned jewelled eggs. Numbering 56 in total, of which 44 remain, these prized enameled eggs were created as Easter gifts for the Russian court beginning in 1884, each one containing a precious suprise. Fabergé creations are famous for their meticulous craftsmanship and mind-boggling detail.
The polished surface/plane on a diamond or gemstone.
A delicate metal openwork wherein fine wire is bent into spiral, vine-like, shapes and soldered into the gallery of the piece.
The texture or polish on any piece of jewelry.