Definition of Jewellery Terms D - F

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Definition of Jewellery Terms D - F

What is Damascene, Double Clip, and Enamel etc?
Here is a short guide to common jewellery terms (D to F)

Damascene :

 The process of applying silver or gold onto iron or steel to produce intricate patterns. Damascene jewellery often comes from Japan or Spain.

Diadem:

An ornamented band, often set with gemstones worn around the brow. More recent examples were made in the Art Nouveau style.

 

Diamante:

A diamond substitute made from rock crystal, acrylic or glass.

Double Clip: 

This is a pair of clips that can be worn separately or clipped together as one. These are also called a "Duette".

Electroplating:

Method of finishing a metal in which an electric current puts a layer of metal on another alloy.

Emerald Cut:

Usually but not always an emerald this is a stepped normally rectangular shaped gemstone with cropped corners.

Enamel:

A glass like decorative surface produced by fusing powdered coloured  glass "paste" to metal (usually copper, bronze, or gold).

En Tremblant:

Used to describe jewellery with spring mounted parts that trembles as the wearer moves.

Faceted:

Small flat cut surfaces that give a sparkling effect on transparent stones. Diamonds, rubies, and sapphires are nearly always faceted.