An earring that dangles below the earlobe. Also called a drop earring
or chandalier earring
A "dead" stone is a foil-backed rhinestone that has lost its original shininess, usually after water
has damaged the foil. For example, a "dead" clear rhinestone will appear dull and off-white, greenish
Most uniform seed beads, short cylinders. Delica seed bead is the most well known brand name of seed
beads made by Miyuki of Japan.
A small, rare, bright and glittering green variety of garnet
of the andradite family.
A bangle, bracelet, or ring in which only half of the circumference of the piece is set with stones.
A set of two or three matching pieces of jewelry, usually consisting of a necklace, pin, bracelet,
A faceted, glittery glass bead like a rhinestone or strass.
A diamond is a transparent crystal, it is the hardest natural material known to humans. Diamonds can
occur in nearly any color, though yellow and brown are by far the most common.
The property possessed by some crystals of exhibiting two different colors when viewed from different
angles. See Alexandrite, Opal.
A mineral which ranges in color from white, deep green, to almost black.
A round flat stud attached to the earlobe with a post and clutch.
Broad, choker like necklace, often consisting of numerous parallel strands of beads, pearls or stones.
Known as a plaque de cou when attached by a front clasp.
A piece of jewelry with a convex shape, thicker in the center and tapering at the edges.
Door Knocker Earring
An earring with a hinged bottom that hangs below the earlobe.
Drawn beads are cut from a long, straw-like tube of glass. The sharp-edged cut beads are often tumbled
and reheated to give them rounded edges. Some examples of drawn beads are: seed beads
, bugle beads
A small, usually teardrop shaped, ornament which dangles from a piece of jewelry.
A drop cut, or briolette
, is a pear-shaped cut gemstone with triangular facets on top.
Any earring which hangs below the earlobe. Also called a chandalier earring
or dangle earring
Brushing a metal surface, sometimes with a matting punch or powder, to give it a duller (matte) finish.
Druze is a layer of crystals that form within a mineral crust, like the inner cavity of a geode.
Alabaster or opal glass bead with dye applied to surface.