Jewellery, like any subject, has its own terminology. This section contains a glossary of terms you may come across when researching platinum jewellery. Simply click on a letter to start your search.
This extremely hard gemstone is from the Corundum class of minerals. It is one of the four precious gemstones, the other three being diamonds, rubies, and emeralds. Available in a multitude of eye-catching colours, ruby, emerald, sapphires of blue and pink hues are the most popular kind used today.
A textured finish produced by brushing the metal surface to produce tiny parallel lines. Today it is popularly used in platinum jewellery, and is sometimes referred to as matte finish.