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A

 
AGS
AGSL
AGTA
Anneal
Appraisal
Assay, Assaying
A jour
Alexandrite
Amber
Amethyst
Aquamarine
Ascher cut
Alloy
 


B

 
Baguette
Band
Bangle
Bar Setting
Baroque
Bezel Setting
Birthstone
Biwa Pearl
Black Hills Gold
Black Onyx
Blemish
Blister Pearl
Box Clasp
Brass
Bridal Set
Brilliance
Brilliant Cut
Briolette
Buttercup Setting
Button Earrings
Byzantine chain
Bail
Basket
Box chain
Brightness
Brillianteering
Bruise
Bead set
 


C

 
Cable chain
Cabochaon
Carat
Casting
Center stone
Chandelier earrings
Channel setting
Charm
Choker
Cigar Band
Citrine
Clarity
Clasp
Cluster
Cocktail ring
Collar
Color
Colored diamonds
Coral
Couture
Creole earrings
Crown
Cubic Zirconia
Cuff Bracelet
Curb link chain
Cushion cut
Cut
Calcium carbonate
Carat total weight (ct. tw.)
Cavity
Certification
Chain
Chip
Claw setting
Cloud
Comfort fit
Contrast
Corundum
Craftsmanship
Crown angle
Crystal
Culet
Cut, fair
Cut, good
Cut, ideal
Cut, poor
Cut, very good
 


D

 
Demi-hoop style
Diamond
Diamond-cut rope
Diamond melee
Drop earrings
Depth
Depth percentage
Dimensions
Dispersion
Drop necklace

Design
Diameter
Diamond characteristics
Diamond dossier
Durability
 


E

 
Earring back
Electroplating
Emerald
Emerald cut
Engraving
Estate jewelry
Etching
Eternity band (ring)
Eye clean
Enhancements
Extra facets
 


F

 
Facet
Faceted
Fancy cut
Figaro chain
Filigree
Findings
Finish
Fire
Fob
Fold-over clasp
Four C's
Foxtail chain
French clip
French wire
Freshwater pearl
Face-up appearance
Fancy-colored diamond
Feather
Fluorescence
Fracture
 


G

 
G (in color)
Garnet
Gemstones
Genuine
Gilding
Gimmel ring
Girdle
Gold
Gold filled
Gold plate
Grain
Gram weight
Green gold
Gypsy setting
Gemologist
Gemologist, graduate
Gemscope
Gemstone clarity
Gemstone color
Gemstone size
GIA
Girdle thickness
Grading report, grading certificate
Graduated
GCAL
 


H

 
Hallmarking
Head
Herringbone
Hidden Box Clasp
High polish
Hearts & arrows effect
Heart-shaped diamond
Height
Hidden clasp with safety
Hinged hoop earring
Hook clasp
Hue
Half Moon Diamonds Shape
 


I

 
I.D. Bracelet
Inclusion
Inlay
Invisible setting
IGI
Indented natural
Iridium
 


J

 
Jade
 


K

 
Karat
Knot
 


L

 
Lab created
Lapis Luzuli
Lariat
Lavaliere
Lever back
Links
Living jewelry
Lobster-claw clasp
Locket
Loupe
Luster
Laser drill hole
Laser inscription
Latch earring back
Leakage
Length
Length-to-width ratio
Light performance
Light fancy yellow
Lower-half length
Lower-half length percentage
Trellis Setting
 


M

 
Mabe Pearl
Matte finish
Marcasite
Mariner link chain
Marquise cut
Melange
Melee
Milanese Chain
Mohs' hardness scale
Moissanite
Mother of pearl
Mounting
Make
Master set
Metal type
Miligrain edge
Millimeter
MSRP
 


N

 
Nacre
Natural gemstone
Navette cut
Niello
Nugget
Natural
Needle
Nickel
 


O

 
Oiling
Omega chain
Opal
Open-work
Opera necklace
Orient
Oval cut
Oxidize
Opaque
 


P

 
Palladium
Parure
Patina
Pave setting
Pavillion
Pear cut
Pearl
Pendant
Peridot
Platinum
Point
Polish
Posy ring
Precious metal
Princess cut
Prong
Pavillion angle
Peg setting
Pinpoint
Proportion
Proportion factors
Push earring back
Prong w/AirLine
 


Q

 
Quartz
 


R

 
Radiant
Rhodium
Rolo chain
Ruby
Ring setting
Ring size
Rope chain
Rose gold
Round diamond
Ruthenium
 


S

 
Sapphire
Screw back
Saturation
Semi mount
Serpentine chain
Setting
SI (clarity)
Shape
Silver purity
Slide
Snap bar closure
Solitaire
Snake chain
Spring ring clasp
Spruce
Square setting
Stack ring
Sterling silver
Stud
Synthetic diamond/ gemstone
Safety clasp
Scintillation
Shank
Shantung silk
Sidestone
Sparkle
Spread
Star facet
Star length percentage
Symmetry
Stud Backing
 


T

 
Tanzanite
Tarnish
Tennis bracelet
Toggle clasp
Topaz
Tourmaline
Trapeze cut
Translucent
Transparent
Trillion cut
Turquoise
Table
Table percentage
Table & depth percentages
Tone
Troy weight
Twinning wisp
Tilt
Titanium
Tension set
Thickness
 


U

 
Ultrasonic cleaner
 


V

 
Vermeil
VS (clarity)
 


W

 
White gold
Width
Wedding ring
Weight ratio
Wheat link
 


X

 
 


Y

 
Yellow gold
 


Z

 
Zirconia, cubic
 


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